Christian Theology of Marriage and Family

ISBN-10: 0809141183

ISBN-13: 9780809141180

Edition: 2003

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Paulist Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Family or Families? The Problems of Parenting in a Postmodern Age
What Is a Family?
Feminist Questioning of the Family
Christian Theology: Family or Families?
Listening to Families; Talking about "the Family"
Discussion Questions
The Catholic Marriage Liturgy: A Different Vision of Marriage
Reading the Popular Wedding
Limitations of the Popular Wedding
A Brief History of the Christian Wedding
Reading the New Catholic Guidelines for Weddings
Theology behind the New Marriage Liturgy
Discussion Questions
New Testament Vision
What Will We Read?
Reading the New Testament
Jesus as Model: Leaving Family Behind
Jesus' Message: Questioning the Primacy of Family Ties
Early Christian Practice: A New Kind of Family
Why Celibacy?
Return to Family?
Discussion Questions
Traditional Ways of Speaking about Marriage
The Legacy of the First Christians
From Contract to Sacrament
Protestant Models: Social Estate and Covenant
Marriage as Relationship
Marriage as Communion
Discussion Questions
The Dual Vocation of Christian Parents
Lame Parents
Sacrificing for Children
Sacrificing for the World
Dual Vocation
Dual Vocation with Caution
Discussion Questions
Mothering in Christian Families
Waiting in the Park
Mothering in the Thought of John Paul II
Theologians and Motherhood
Reading the Pope into Dialogue with Theologians
The Search for a Mother-God
Can a Mother Have a Self?
Discussion Questions
Fathering in Christian Families
Dominic's Doll
A Brief History of Fatherhood
What Modern Fathers Do
What Can Fathers Do?
Effects of Fathers' Involvement on Children
God the Father Reconsidered
Bringing God the Father Home
Discussion Questions
Welcoming the Children
Stephen's Theological Dilemmas
What Do Children Need?
The Child as Model of Discipleship
Caring for Children: Godparents and Other-Mothers
Children as Disciples
Discussion Questions
Divorce and Remarriage in Christian Families
Tensions in an Age of Divorce
What Did Jesus Say and How Much Does It Matter?
Catholic Teaching on Divorce and Its Critics
Effects of Divorce on Children
Pastoral Issues: Remarriage and Communion
Obligations during and after Divorce
Domestic Church Reconsidered
Discussion Questions
What Is Family For?
Justice and Passion
Catholic Social Teaching and the Family
The Family Meal
Discussion Questions
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