A Christian Theology of Marriage and Family

A Christian Theology of Marriage and Family

by Julie Hanlon Rubio
     
 

What are Christian families called to be and do in contemporary society? Weaving together theology, social science, and her experience as a wife and mother, Julie Hanlon Rubio answers this provocative and timely question. She explores the marriage liturgy, the New Testament and Christian tradition and then reflects on the ways Christian husbands and wives, fathers and… See more details below

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What are Christian families called to be and do in contemporary society? Weaving together theology, social science, and her experience as a wife and mother, Julie Hanlon Rubio answers this provocative and timely question. She explores the marriage liturgy, the New Testament and Christian tradition and then reflects on the ways Christian husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and children can live out their vocations in changing times. She concludes with chapters on divorce and the mission of the family. Relevant, academically oriented yet popularly written, and filling a need by its attention to family issues, this book will make an ideal text for courses in:

  • marriage.
  • family ethics.
  • social justice.
  • Christian ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809141180
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Pt. 1Foundations
1Family or Families? The Problems of Parenting in a Postmodern Age3
2The Catholic Marriage Liturgy: A Different Vision of Marriage25
3New Testament Vision45
4Traditional Ways of Speaking about Marriage65
Pt. 2Applications
5The Dual Vocation of Christian Parents89
6Mothering in Christian Families111
7Fathering in Christian Families129
8Welcoming the Children146
9Divorce and Remarriage in Christian Families165
10What Is Family For?183
Notes201
Bibliography225
Index237

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