Christian Family and Contemporary Society analyzes the relationship between family and religion in historical and contemporary contexts. Varied contributors integrate a broad spectrum of geographical, denominational, and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Divided into four parts, this collection of essays first addresses the biblical and patristic background of the family construct, while the second part reveals denominational and ecumenical perspectives on marriage and the family. The third part sketches a sociological profile of the family in some European countries and addresses pastoral and sacramental issues connected with it. The final part places the Christian family in the context of contemporary society.
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Continue your study with a look at gender, marriage, and family in the early church in Women and Men in the Early Church: The Full Views of St. John Chrysostom.
The book represents cutting-edge theological scholarship in a pastoral dimension of great urgency for Eastern Europe and the Orthodox world in general. It will have a wide zone of interest for theologians, pastors, sociologists and all interested in the state of family life, especially considered in a religious environment. Mostly, it will serve to be of importance and interest in theological schools, churches, pastoral care programs, and seminary environments.
—John A. McGuckin, Nielsen Professor in Ancient and Byzantine Church History, Union Theological Seminary
This volume would be a suitable acquisition for libraries of theology faculties, ecumenical institutes, as well as national and diocesan seminaries. The topic of interfaith marriage, which is obviously becoming increasingly common in a more globalized world, is to the forefront of current research. This volume has its own distinctive voice, given the broad scope which is not confined to one particular society.
—Carl O’Brien, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, department of philosophy, Ruprecht-Karls Universitat Heidelberg
Nicu Dumitrascu is professor of patristics, mission, and ecumenism at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at University of Oradea, Romania.