Families and Faith

Families and Faith

How Religion Is Passed Down Across Generations Vern L. Bengtson. Families, Religion, and a Century of Change PART I This page intentionally left blank Families of Faith Challenges to PART ONE: Families, Religion, and a Century of ...

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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Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith

Strengths in Diverse Families of Faith

... in family relationships 65 acculturation obstacles 33 across-gender interactions 138 active religion 133, ... 86 American Catholic families 61–64, 64–75 American Evangelical Christian families, faith among 77–88 American Families of ...

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

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

Reimagining Adoption

Reimagining Adoption

Examining beliefs, practices, and Scripture to distill adoption policy steeped in Christian values and attuned to the needs of vulnerable children and their families, the authors focus on the historical practices, reviews current practices, ...

Author: Sally Ankerfelt

Publisher:

ISBN: 1733659722

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Page: 258

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"Reimagining Adoption" examines beliefs, practices, and Scripture to distill adoption policy steeped in Christian values and attuned to the needs of vulnerable children and their families. It examines the historical practices, reviews current practices and proposes revisions. More importantly, it lifts up the words of adult adoptees--the true experts on adoption--and braids them with the insights of adoptive families to craft a new adoption paradigm. Readers will learn: How to become better Christian parents and more supportive faith communities How to answer tough questions and to anticipate who will pose them and why How to clarify Christian adoption beliefs and practices What makes adoptees the true adoption experts How to process the pain of birth parent loss How to validate adoptee grief and loss How to support family preservation How the radical love of Christ must reshape the way we approach adoption What first-hand adoptee/adoptive family accounts can teach us about faith and adoption How to serve vulnerable children and their families with faith, love, and understanding
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Faithful Families

Faithful Families

Faithful Families helps you: connect faith to your family's everyday life; add family faith moments into your daily routine; learn new spiritual practices alongside your children; teach your children to appreciate religious diversity with ...

Author: Traci Smith

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827211247

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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A new and expanded version of Seamless Faith, now with more than a dozen new spiritual practices and additional resources for parents, kids, grandparents, and communities that care about families! Add family faith moments to your daily routine with little or no prep, and share meaningful spiritual experiences with your children! Traci Smith, a pastor and mother of three, offers ways to discover and develop new spiritual practices as a family, whether you're a new seeker or a lifelong follower. Faithful Families is brimming with easy, do-it-yourself ideas for transforming your family's everyday moments into sacred moments! Faithful Families helps you: connect faith to your family's everyday life; add family faith moments into your daily routine; learn new spiritual practices alongside your children; teach your children to appreciate religious diversity with time-tested non-Christian and Christian spiritual practices; respond to life's everyday challenges and opportunities with meaningful practices Faithful Families is the perfect gift for Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles; Baptisms; Baby Showers; New Families; Christian educators and those they serve; Preschool Classes; and Godparents Faithful Families is part of The Young Clergy Women Project
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Families and Faith

Families and Faith

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ISBN: OCLC:1164151453

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

Page: 100

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Handing Down the Faith

Handing Down the Faith

How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation Christian Smith, Amy Adamczyk ... The following points are gleaned from Bengtson , Families and Faith , 71-98 , 99-112 , 114119 , 121–128 , 145–164 , 182 , 186–188 , 132–142 ...

Author: Christian Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190093334

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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A new examination of how and why American religious parents seek to pass on religion to their children The most important influence shaping the religious and spiritual lives of children, youth, and teenagers is their parents. A myriad of studies show that the parents of American youth play the leading role in shaping the character of their religious and spiritual lives, even well after they leave home and often for the rest of their lives. We know a lot about the importance of parents in faith transmission. However we know much less about the actual beliefs, feelings, and activities of the parents themselves, what Christian Smith and Amy Adamczyk call the "intergenerational transmission of religious faith and practice." To address that gap, this book reports the findings of a new national study of religious parents in the United States. The findings and conclusions in Handing Down the Faith are based on 215 in-depth, personal interviews with religious parents from many traditions and different parts of the country, and sophisticated analyses of two nationally representative surveys of American parents about their religious parenting. Handing Down the Faith explores the background beliefs informing how and why religious parents seek to pass on religion to their children; examines how parenting styles interact with parent religiousness to shape effective religious transmission; shows how parents have been influenced by their experiences as children influenced by their own parents; reveals how religious parents view their congregations and what they most seek out in a local church, synagogue, temple, or mosque; explores the experiences and outlooks of immigrant parents including Latino Catholics, East Asian Buddhists, South Asian Muslims, and Indian Hindus. Smith and Adamczyk step back to consider how American religion has transformed over the last 100 years and to explain why parents today shoulder such a huge responsibility in transmitting religious faith and practice to their children. The book is rich in empirical evidence and unique in many of the topics it explores and explains, providing a variety of sometimes counterintuitive findings that will interest scholars of religion, social scientists interested in the family, parenting, and socialization; clergy and religious educators and leaders; and religious parents themselves.
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Faith of Our Families

Faith of Our Families

As Everton enter their 140th year, Everton: An Oral History tells the story of the club through the voices of the people who made the institution one of the most revered in world football.

Author: James Corbett

Publisher: Decoubertin Books

ISBN: 190924564X

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Page: 400

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It is known as The School of Science, a pioneering institute on from the game's inception as a professional sport through to the advent of the Premier League. It is known too as The People's Club, an institution that in football's globalised and money strewn era has managed to retain a distinct local identity and whose fans see themselves as a distinct tribe. It is a club where legends of the game bestrode the hallowed turf of its world famous stadium, Goodison Park: from Fred Geary and Jack Taylor to Dixie Dean and Tommy Lawton; Alex Young, Alan Ball and Howard Kendall to Neville Southall, Graeme Sharp and modern icons, like Romelu Lukaku. It is Everton Football Club: unmistakeable, unique, unforgetable. Yet the inner life of Everton Football Club is veiled in mystique. Only a select few partake in the sensitive discussions of running a club or the casual banter of the training ground or dressing room. While there is a shared experience in the stadium, altered perceptions of a club's highs and lows live on in the hearts and minds of all the protagonists: players, managers, supporters and other witnesses to the team's fortunes. As Everton enter their 140th year, Everton: An Oral History tells the story of the club through the voices of the people who made the institution one of the most revered in world football. Assiduously curated by award winning author, James Corbett, and told in the words of the people who made it great, Everton: An Oral History offers a front row seat to the highs and lows of the club. Featuring more than 100 original interviews with the club's players, managers, fans and administrators, Everton: An Oral History offers an unparalleled and unprecedented insight into the club's story
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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

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Categories: Berry (N.S.W.)

Theology and Families

Theology and Families

This timely book, by one of the world’s leading theologians in this field, makes a positive theological contribution to present intellectual and practical discussions about families and children.

Author: Adrian Thatcher

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405152753

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This timely book, by one of the world’s leading theologians in this field, makes a positive theological contribution to present intellectual and practical discussions about families and children. Explores the intellectual and practical debates about the changing nature of family forms, roles and relationships, and how Christian faith and theology can contribute to the thriving of families and children. Considers the causes and consequences of changes to families over recent decades. Utilizes the theological resources that are best equipped to deal with these changes and to shape ethical teaching, ethical practice, moral judgements, and public policies. Develops family-friendly readings of scripture, tradition and doctrine, and moves forward theological treatment of marriage, gender and children.
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Family Practices in South Asian Muslim Families

Family Practices in South Asian Muslim Families

This book fills that gap, exploring family practices – values, roles, relationships, support systems and daily routines – among South Asian Muslim families in Britain.

Author: H. Becher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230583399

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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Despite the growing multi-faith and multi-ethnic nature of Britain, there is insufficient knowledge about diversity in family practices across ethno-religious groups. This book fills that gap, exploring family practices – values, roles, relationships, support systems and daily routines – among South Asian Muslim families in Britain.
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The W Word

The W Word

The Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and Their Families (DoH, 2000) can also be used to gain further ... there is little need for additional assessment frameworks aimed at assessing families where faith and religion may ...

Author: Prospera Tedam

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781912096701

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Witchcraft accusations against children are occurring ever more frequently in the UK yet continue to be underestimated by social work professionals. This concise book provides a personal narrative of witchcraft being used as a tool for the infliction of child abuse. The narrative is interspersed with reflective questions, practice dilemmas and relevant links to contemporary policy and practice in social work. Written in an accessible style, it gives an honest insider’s perspective of the unusual form of cruelty and abuse suffered by children in minority communities in the UK. For those embarking on or already in a career in social work, this book is an invaluable read.
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The Color of Rain

The Color of Rain

Shares the story of how two grieving spouses came together after they lost their significant others--who were childhood friends--to cancer, discussing how they learned to hope and love again.

Author: Michael Spehn

Publisher:

ISBN: 0310318890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Shares the story of how two grieving spouses came together after they lost their significant others--who were childhood friends--to cancer, discussing how they learned to hope and love again.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Home Is Where the Start Is

Home Is Where the Start Is

Author: Mary Montgomery

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: 0866838686

Category: Christian education

Page: 132

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Categories: Christian education

Faithful Families for Advent and Christmas

Faithful Families for Advent and Christmas

From the bestselling author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home comes a new book of Advent and Christmas family faith practices with 100 easy and meaningful prayers, practices, and stories to make the season sacred

Author: Traci Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 0827211368

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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From the bestselling author of Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home comes a new book of Advent and Christmas family faith practices with 100 easy and meaningful prayers, practices, and stories to make the season sacred
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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