Families and Faith

Families and Faith

In Families and Faith, Vern Bengtson examines how religion is-or is not-passed down from one generation to the next.

Author: Vern L. Bengtson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190675158

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Page: 288

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Winner of the Distinguished Book Award from American Sociology Association Sociology of Religion Section Winner of the Richard Kalish Best Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America Few things are more likely to cause heartache to devout parents than seeing their child leave the faith. And it seems, from media portrayals, that this is happening more and more frequently. But is religious change between generations common? How does religion get passed down from one generation to the next? How do some families succeed in passing on their faith while others do not? Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations seeks to answer these questions and many more. For almost four decades, Vern Bengtson and his colleagues have been conducting the largest-ever study of religion and family across generations. Through war and social upheaval, depression and technological revolution, they have followed more than 350 families composed of more than 3,500 individuals whose lives span more than a century--the oldest was born in 1881, the youngest in 1988--to find out how religion is, or is not, passed down from one generation to the next. What they found may come as a surprise: despite enormous changes in American society, a child is actually more likely to remain within the fold than leave it, and even the nonreligious are more likely to follow their parents' example than to rebel. And while outside forces do play a role, the crucial factor in whether a child keeps the faith is the presence of a strong fatherly bond. Mixing unprecedented data with gripping interviews and sharp analysis, Families and Faith offers a fascinating exploration of what allows a family to pass on its most deeply-held tradition--its faith.
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Families and Faith

Families and Faith

When the church of the home and the church of the parish work together, lasting faith formation is the result.

Author: Leif Kehrwald

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 1585955728

Category: Church work with families

Page: 170

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When the church of the home and the church of the parish work together, lasting faith formation is the result. Families and Faith: A Vision and Practice for Parish Leaders offers readers a wealth of ideas and strategies for helping families grow in faith. It focuses on practical steps for connecting faith and life, family faith and spirituality, families and Christian practice, and families and serving others. Excellent for catechetical leaders, youth ministers, and coordinators for whole community catechesis.
Categories: Church work with families

Families of Faith

Families of Faith

He approaches world religions as families of faith: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam Hinduism and Buddhism Confucianism and Taoism He provides authoritative information and helpful perspectives on the world religions, showing how we can ...

Author: Paul Varo Martinson

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 0800632222

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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The major world religions once seemed far away, but now are in our neighborhoods. How can Christians understand them? How can we respond in a way that is faithful to Christianity while being respectful of the other religions? Martinson writes from his experience as a missionary and as a teacher of world religions. He approaches world religions as families of faith: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam Hinduism and Buddhism Confucianism and Taoism He provides authoritative information and helpful perspectives on the world religions, showing how we can best engage in dialogue with their followers. Questions for discussion are included.
Categories: Religion

Families and Faith

Families and Faith

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1164151453

Category: St. Joseph's Parish (Warragul, Vic.)

Page: 100

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Categories: St. Joseph's Parish (Warragul, Vic.)

Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith

Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith

... 54 affliction, peace in times of 35–36 Allah 133–144 altruism 85, 86 American
Catholic families 61–64, 64–75 American Evangelical Christian families, faith
among 77–88 American Families of Faith project 3–5, 11, 12, 13, 58, 104,148,
154; ...

Author: David C. Dollahite

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000024159

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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This book explores how religious families draw on their spiritual beliefs, religious practices, and faith communities to help them strengthen their marital relationships and their parenting. Using in-depth interviews from eight religious groups – Asian American Christian; Black Christian; Catholic and Orthodox Christian; Evangelical Christian; Jewish; Latter-day Saint; Mainline Protestant; and Muslim – the book uses the interviewees’ own words to show how their religion impacts their lives and influences their relationships. The book also includes an introductory chapter which describes the study and the sample; a conceptual chapter which places the empirical chapters in theoretical context in sociological study of religious families; and a concluding chapter which describes how the editors and authors developed respect and admiration for religious cultures other than their own. Drawing on such a diverse group of religions in America, this book will be of interest to those studying individual religious groups, as well as wider ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Marriage and Family Review.
Categories: Religion

Faith in Families

Faith in Families

Suggestions for developing creative and rewarding family life, stressing the need for communication, loyalty and respect between parents and children of all ages.

Author: Evelyn Millis Duvall

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000113269496

Category: Families

Page: 206

View: 586

Suggestions for developing creative and rewarding family life, stressing the need for communication, loyalty and respect between parents and children of all ages.
Categories: Families

Faith to Table

Faith to Table

Spending time together around the table is critical for growing healthy family relationships. Celebrate the most connected part of your day with Faith to Table.

Author: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 9781424560608

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 507

Spending time together around the table is critical for growing healthy family relationships. Celebrate the most connected part of your day with Faith to Table. This devotional is filled with conversation starters, meaningful devotions, and impacting Scriptures. Be filled with gratitude for all God’s goodness as you participate in family activities and praise moments. Focus your days and nights around God, and you will impart wisdom for life’s many challenges. Grow closer to God and to each other as you bring your faith to the table!
Categories: Religion

Religion and Families

Religion and Families

This is the first multidisciplinary text to address the growing scholarly connection between religion and family life.

Author: Loren D. Marks

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317804963

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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This is the first multidisciplinary text to address the growing scholarly connection between religion and family life. The latest literature from family studies, psychology, sociology, and religion is reviewed along with narratives drawn from interviews with 200 racially, religiously, and regionally diverse families which bring the concepts to life. Written in a thought-provoking, accessible, and sometimes humorous style by two of the leading researchers in the field, the book reflects the authors’ firsthand experience in teaching today’s students about religion’s impact on families. Prior to writing the book, the authors read the sacred texts of many faiths, interviewed religious leaders, and attended religious services for a wide array of faiths. The result is an accurate and engaging account of why and how families are impacted by their religion. The pedagogical features of the text include boldfaced key terms defined in the glossary, text boxes, chapter conclusions, summary points, and review questions. Religion and Families: Examines several denominations within Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Reviews findings from racially and ethnically diverse families, from traditional and diverse family forms, and examines gender and life-course issues. Addresses the impact of one’s religious involvement on longevity, divorce rates, and parenting styles. Considers demographic, family-, couple-, and individual-level data that relate to prayer and other sacred practices. Presents a balanced treatment of the latest research and a new model for studying family and religion. Explores the "whys," "hows," and processes at work in the religion-family connection. The book opens with a discussion of why religion and family connections matter. Chapter 2 defines religion and presents a new conceptualization of religion. Empirical research connections between religion and marriage, divorce, family, and parent-child relationships are explored in chapters 3 through 6. The interface between religion and the family in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are reviewed in chapters 7, 8, and 9. Chapter 10 explores the unique challenges that religion presents for diverse family forms. Prayer as a coping mechanism for life’s challenges such as death and disability are explored in chapter 11. Chapter 12 examines forgiveness in the context of marriages and families. The book concludes with a review of the book’s most important themes and findings. Intended as a text for undergraduate courses in family and religion, the psychology or sociology of the family, the psychology or sociology of religion, pastoral/biblical counseling, or family and youth ministry, taught in human development and family studies, psychology, sociology, religion, social work, pastoral counseling, and sometimes philosophy. This book also appeals to family therapists and counselors.
Categories: Social Science

Faith and Families

Faith and Families

In this book they are arranged in an order that moves from biblical and social research data to responses to these realities from the perspective of Christian existence. - Preface.

Author: Lindell Sawyers

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664240380

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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The papers tell their own story. They are the product not only of scholarship but of deep commitment on the part of the persons who presented them. In this book they are arranged in an order that moves from biblical and social research data to responses to these realities from the perspective of Christian existence. - Preface.
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Family Farms and Faith

Family  Farms and Faith

Author: Gillian Shadwick

Publisher:

ISBN: 0646800000

Category: Berry (N.S.W.)

Page: 260

View: 981

Categories: Berry (N.S.W.)

Faith of Our Families

Faith of Our Families

Author: W. Eugene Spears

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805456449

Category: Baptists

Page: 128

View: 197

Categories: Baptists

Facing the Revocation

Facing the Revocation

Facing the Revocation tells the story of one French Protestant (Huguenot) family, the Champagnés, as they faced the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, which criminalized their religion in 1685.

Author: Carolyn Chappell Lougee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190241315

Category: France

Page: 488

View: 915

The Edict of Nantes ended the civil wars of the Reformation in 1598 by making France a kingdom with two religions. Catholics could worship anywhere, while Protestants had specific locations where they were sanctioned to worship. Over the coming decades Protestants' religious freedom and civil privileges eroded until the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, issued under Louis XIV in 1685, criminalized their religion. The Robillard de Champagné, a noble family, were among those facing the Revocation. They and their co-religionists confronted the difficult decision whether to obey this new law and convert, feign conversion and remain privately Protestant, or break the law and attempt to flee secretly in what was the first modern mass migration. In this sweeping family saga, Carolyn Chappell Lougee narrates how the Champagné family's persecution and Protestant devotion unsettled their economic advantages and social standing. The family provides a window onto the choices that individuals and their kin had to make in these trying circumstances, the agency of women within families, and the consequences of their choices. Lougee traces the lives of the family members who escaped; the kin and community members who decided to stay, both complying with and resisting the king's will; and those who resettled in Britain and Prussia, where they adapted culturally and became influential members of society. She challenges the narrative Huguenots told over subsequent generations about the deeper faith of those who opted for exile and the venal qualities of those who remained in France. A masterful and moving account of the Hugenots, Facing the Revocation offers a deeply personal perspective on one of the greatest acts of religious intolerance in history.
Categories: France

Faith In Our Families

Faith In Our Families

FAITH IN OUR FAMILIES is an exploration on the idealized versus contemporary models of families, including some true to life stories that illustrate the value of the family unit throughout human history and in our modern time.

Author: William Reboli

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1530908086

Category:

Page: 94

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FAITH IN OUR FAMILIES is an exploration on the idealized versus contemporary models of families, including some true to life stories that illustrate the value of the family unit throughout human history and in our modern time.
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Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents

Author: Evelyn Kaye

Publisher: Random House Value Publishing

ISBN: 0517532921

Category: Families

Page: 248

View: 475

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Faith Conversations for Families Homelight Large Print 16pt

Faith Conversations for Families  Homelight   Large Print 16pt

The six family friendly topics included in this book are: *Who is Jesus and Why it Matters- Help parents talk with their kids about why His life, death and resurrection are so important. *What Prayer Is All About- Parents can introduce ...

Author: Jim Burns

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459622982

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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Most Christian parents know that the best way to leave a God-honoring legacy to their family is to nurture their children's faith...but many don't know where to start! This new resource from Jim Burns, founder of HomeWord, will equip parents to start important conversations with their kids- family time with an eternal impact. Faith Conversations for Families makes it easy to invite God into quality family time. Each section of the book outlines an easy-to-follow dialog, which is flexible for children of different age groups. In addition, suggested activities and exercises make spiritual formation adaptable for kids with varying learning styles. The six family friendly topics included in this book are: *Who is Jesus and Why it Matters- Help parents talk with their kids about why His life, death and resurrection are so important. *What Prayer Is All About- Parents can introduce vibrant conversation with God into their family's time together *What It Means to Be Christian- Parents can lead their kids toward a faith commitment and spiritual growth, through open communication and exciting biblical expression. *A Strong Family- Parents can teach, guide and strengthen healthy bonds within the family *Loving and Serving Others- Parents can talk with their children about servant leadership and self-sacrifice and be challenged to serve in and outside of their home *Building Morals and Values- Parents can help their kids discern and navigate cultural influences that run contrary to a biblical worldview In the heart of every Christian parent is a desire to help their children grow spiritually. Faith Conversations for Families helps parents make that desire a beautiful reality.
Categories: Religion

Faith and Family

Faith and Family

These short slices of personal testimony offer instant inspiration and thoughtful reflection, making this book the perfect "addition" to any family.

Author: Christian Devotions Ministries

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing

ISBN: 0983319669

Category: Devotional literature

Page: 116

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Social networking, on-demand programming, and media streaming have changed the way couples and kids relate, react and worship. Can we keep family devotions in "our" loop? Faith and FAMILY: A Devotional Pathway for Families brings mom and dad, sister and brother together for a small dose of God's Word and wisdom. Each devotion includes a story or situation dealing with a contemporary issue, forcing families think and discuss how they would react to a particular situation. Questions are included at the conclusion of each devotion to help spur discussion and encourage families to pray together. These short slices of personal testimony offer instant inspiration and thoughtful reflection, making this book the perfect "addition" to any family.
Categories: Devotional literature

Inside Out Families

Inside Out Families

Inside Out Families features stories of actual, ordinary families, and draws on findings from the Church Census Project and the Families and Faith Project, both funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Author: Diana R. Garland

Publisher:

ISBN: 1602582459

Category: Religion

Page: 171

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Inside Out Families features stories of actual, ordinary families, and draws on findings from the Church Census Project and the Families and Faith Project, both funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc.--Ray Anderson, Senior Professor of Theology and Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary
Categories: Religion

Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families

Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families

Another challenge for faith communities who have members with autism is that
people may feel that only professionals who ... share personal stories; and
include questionnaires and inventories21 to be used with individuals, families,
and faith ...

Author: Robert H. Albers

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451417142

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families, psychiatrists and pastoral theologians come together in an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort to ensure accuracy of information concerning the medical dimensions of mental illness, interpret these illnesses from a faith perspective, and make suggestions relative to effective ministry. Readers will learn how science and a faith tradition can not only co-exist but work in tandem to alleviate the pain of the afflicted and affected.
Categories: Religion