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Out of Step: The Family, American Society and the Christian Gospel

Out of Step: The Family, American Society and the Christian Gospel (Hardback)

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Of the many wounds that mark modern families the most significant is the anguish of religious loss. Even when it isn't connected with a church or synagogue, the family is always a sacred unit and today finds itself in exile, increasingly out of step with a desacralized, technological world. In such a situation, families need a dependable interpreter of this "secularization" or loss of the sacredoa role Dr. Boulton assigns to the ecumenical Christian Church. Contents: What Is Happening to the Family?; The Cults Send A Warning; A Family That Hurts Children; A Family That Hurts Wives; A Family That Hurts Husbands and Grandparents; A Family That Hurts the World; Family, Kingdom, and Church. The book proposes a new thesis regarding the sources of unease in family life today which distinguishes family more sharply from marriage than is typical in the literature.

Sport & Hobbies Publisher: University Press of America Publication Date: 28/02/1992 ISBN-13: 9780819185013  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Wayne G. Boulton is Professor and Chair of the Religion Department at Hope College.

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