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The Resource Religion and family links : neofunctionalist reflections, Donald Swenson

Religion and family links : neofunctionalist reflections, Donald Swenson

Label
Religion and family links : neofunctionalist reflections
Title
Religion and family links
Title remainder
neofunctionalist reflections
Statement of responsibility
Donald Swenson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For many, the experience of religion and the family is organically connected: Exposure to religion often comes through the family, and, in families that practice religion, it often has a shaping effect on their traditions, roles, practices, or structure. Religion and Family Links captures the important relationship, between religion and the family with a review of relevant literature on the subject, synthesizing it within a theoretical framework. The work begins with an introduction to the neofunctionalist theoretical framework of the family, which is then connected to a multidimensional understanding of religion. With a focus on systems and a holistic interpretation of religion, the author uses a systems approach to construct a synthesis of the salient literature on the link between religion and the family." "Five systems that are embedded in the neofunctionalist theoretical framework are presented the chronosystem (including time and history), the organic system (that which is part of our biology), the personality system (with an accent on the individual in social context), the social system (everything to do with relationships and social organizations), and the cultural system (including mythology and ethos). These systems are unified by common religious concepts, including: the idea of the sacred, religious experience, ritual, ethos and sacred organizations. The author uses historical and modern examples from folk-religion, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, creating a comprehensive resource tor understanding the links between these two important social phenomena." "Another feature of the text is that it is not restricted to the modern era. Because much of the research is historical, the reader is provided a perspective in order to understand the links of the two social phenomena in light of the past. Further, whenever appropriate, literature is drawn from folk religion, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swenson, Don
Dewey number
204.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BL625.6
  • BV4526.3
  • HM
LC item number
  • .S94 2008
  • .S94 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Families
  • Religion and sociology
Label
Religion and family links : neofunctionalist reflections, Donald Swenson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
181328090
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 189 pages
Isbn
9780387756202
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)181328090
Label
Religion and family links : neofunctionalist reflections, Donald Swenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
181328090
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 189 pages
Isbn
9780387756202
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)181328090

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