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Author Jenkins, Kathleen E.

Title Awesome families : the promise of healing relationships in the International Churches of Christ / Kathleen E. Jenkins.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2005]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 283 pages)
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Series BiblioLabs, LLC. Books.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-271) and index.
Contents Introduction : "It's like free counseling all the time" -- Sacred counsel : "ambassadors for God" -- An unsinkable raft in a foreboding divorce culture -- Collective performances of healing -- In with the old and the new -- Awesome kids -- Brothers and sisters for the kingdom of God -- A kingdom that promised too much.
Summary In Awesome Families, Kathleen Jenkins draws on four years of ethnographic research to explain how and why so many individuals-primarily from middle- to upper-middle-class backgrounds-were attracted to this religious group that was founded on principles of enforced community, explicit authoritative relationships, and therapeutic ideals. Weaving classical and contemporary social theory, she argues that members were commonly attracted to the structure and practice of family relationships advocated by the church, especially in the context of contemporary society where gender roles and family responsibilities are often ambiguous. Tracing the rise and fall of this fast-growing religious movement, this timely study adds to our understanding of modern society and offers insight to the difficulties that revivalist movements have in sustaining growth.
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Language English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject International Churches of Christ.
International Churches of Christ. (OCoLC)fst00722346
International Churches of Christ
ubrilovi Familie : 19. Jh.-
Christian sociology -- International Churches of Christ.
Families -- Religious aspects -- International Churches of Christ.
Sociologie religieuse -- International Churches of Christ.
Familles -- Aspect religieux -- International Churches of Christ.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Christian sociology -- International Churches of Christ. (OCoLC)fst02020820
Families -- Religious aspects -- International Churches of Christ. (OCoLC)fst02005319
Godsdienstige bewegingen.
Other Form: Print version: Jenkins, Kathleen E. Awesome families 9780813536637 (DLC) 2005002581 (OCoLC)57613495
ISBN 9780813540979 (electronic bk.)
0813540976 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000060745266
AU@ 000067471341
CHNEW 000950699
CHVBK 483517984
GBVCP 1008661457
GBVCP 896605825

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