The Faith Factor in Fatherhood: Renewing the Sacred Vocation of Fatherhood

The Faith Factor in Fatherhood: Renewing the Sacred Vocation of Fatherhood

by Don E. Eberly, David Blankenhorn
     
 

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Edited by founder and chairman of the National Fatherhood Initiative Don Eberly, The Faith Factor in Fatherhood addresses the key role that religious institutions can play in reviving what Eberly calls the 'sacred vocation of fatherhood.' In response to the wider debate regarding the increased expectations that are being placed by policy makers on faith-based

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Edited by founder and chairman of the National Fatherhood Initiative Don Eberly, The Faith Factor in Fatherhood addresses the key role that religious institutions can play in reviving what Eberly calls the 'sacred vocation of fatherhood.' In response to the wider debate regarding the increased expectations that are being placed by policy makers on faith-based institutions to serve important public purposes, contributors to this volume guide denominations, places of worship, and religious social agencies to recover the role they once played in reaching and supporting young men with a message of responsible fatherhood. Ecumenical in scope, the book addresses what each faith community can do to recover its particular heritage of engaged, involved fathering, through methods including instruction, rites of passage programs, stories, ceremonies, mentoring, and community outreach.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
Eberly has put together a valuable collection of essays on the relationship between fatherhood and religion. . . . [for] pastors, lay people, parents, and undergraduate students of numerous aspects of U.S. society.
First Things
An important collection of essays . . . on what is wrong with fatherhood these days and what can be done about it.
CHOICE
Eberly has put together a valuable collection of essays on the relationship between fatherhood and religion. . . . [for] pastors, lay people, parents, and undergraduate students of numerous aspects of U.S. society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739100806
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Global Encounters Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Don E. Eberly is founder of the National Fatherhood Initiative and director of the Civil Society Project in Harrisburg, Pa.

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