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Christianity and the making of the modern family


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How did a religion fin ended on the loosening of earthly ties come to extol the virtues of the traditional family? In this richly-textured history ofthe relationship between Christianity and the family, Rosemary Radford Ruether traces their development to reveal the misconceptions at the heart of the 'family values' debate. Beginning with the Jewish and Roman families of antiquity, Ruether shows that the anti-family traditions of the Gospels and early Christianity can be understood as a critique of oppressive forms of ...

Christianity and the Making of the Modern Family 2001, SCM Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780334028222


Christianity and the Making of the Modern Family 2000, Beacon Press, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780807054079

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