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Table Of Contents

Preface
Beginning with Real Families and Children
1.2 Global Upheavals
1.3 Theological Responses
1.4 Theology and Families:Arguments and Themes
2.1 Families Then and Now
The Bible in the Service of Families
2.2 The Bible and Critical Familism
2.3 Family-Friendly Readings
3.1 The Teaching of Jesus about Families
The Teaching of Jesus about Families and Children
3.2 The Teaching of Jesus about Children
3.4 Loving Neighbors,Loving Children?
4.1 Relations and Families
Relations,Families,and the Triune God
4.2 Love as a Relation
4.2 Families and the Trinity
4.3 The Gift of a Child
4.4 Our Families and Ourselves in God’s Image
4.5 Families and Structural Sin
5.1 Do Families Need Marriages?
Spouses and Partners
5.2 Disputes about Evidence
5.3 ‘Marital Values’and the Problem of Commitment
Children,Parents,and Rights
6.1 Where Are the Children?
6.2 The Defense of Children’s Rights
6.3 The Christ Child and the Rights of All Children
God,Parents,and Children
7.2 God the Father:Revisionary Proposals
7.3 Parenting,Divine and Human
7.4 Parents,Children,and Sacrificial Love
Open Families and Chosen Childlessness
8.1 Extending Families
8.2 Families and Neighborhoods
8.3 Open Families and the Teaching of Jesus
8.4 Choosing Childlessness
8.5 Chosen Childlessness:an Appraisal
Families and the “Domestic Church”
9.1 Families and the “Domestic Church”
9.2 Families and the Local Church
9.3 The Churches and Pro-Family Policies
Bibliography
Index of Scriptural Citations
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
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Theology and Families

Theology and Families

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This timely book, by one of the world’s leading theologians in this field, makes a positive theological contribution to present intellectual and practical discussions about families and children.

Explores the intellectual and practical debates about the changing nature of family forms, roles and relationships, and how Christian faith and theology can contribute to the thriving of families and children.
Considers the causes and consequences of changes to families over recent decades.
Utilizes the theological resources that are best equipped to deal with these changes and to shape ethical teaching, ethical practice, moral judgements, and public policies.
Develops family-friendly readings of scripture, tradition and doctrine, and moves forward theological treatment of marriage, gender and children.
This timely book, by one of the world’s leading theologians in this field, makes a positive theological contribution to present intellectual and practical discussions about families and children.

Explores the intellectual and practical debates about the changing nature of family forms, roles and relationships, and how Christian faith and theology can contribute to the thriving of families and children.
Considers the causes and consequences of changes to families over recent decades.
Utilizes the theological resources that are best equipped to deal with these changes and to shape ethical teaching, ethical practice, moral judgements, and public policies.
Develops family-friendly readings of scripture, tradition and doctrine, and moves forward theological treatment of marriage, gender and children.

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