The Essence of Family (Modern Beliefs Series)
The 'family' is under threat in Western society. Apart from the alarming rate of family breakdown, many families struggle to sort through the mixed signals they receive from society about balancing the demands of work and the value of child-raising....
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The 'family' is under threat in Western society. Apart from the alarming rate of family breakdown, many families struggle to sort through the mixed signals they receive from society about balancing the demands of work and the value of child-raising. Debate is also raging over how 'family' should be defined, not only with respect to same-sex marriage, but also in light of the new possibilities that reproductive technology brings. With historical, moral and spiritual arguments, Dr Birkett brings much needed clarity to these issues.
Kirsty Birkett (Ph.D., University of New South Wales) is a lecturer in Pastoral Counselling and Youth and Children's Ministry at Oak Hill College, London.
Kirsty hopes to see her students develop a passion for Christ and a passion for Christ-likeness in those they minister to.
She has worked for the Universities of New South Wales and Sydney as a tutor in philosophy of science, and in Christian publishing. Kirsty has also been an editor and writer of children's material and was for ten years on the Board of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students.
Her many publications cover the whole area of relationships between science and religion. She has also written on psychology, feminism and the family for both a popular and academic audience. Including The Essence of the Reformation, Classics of the Reformation, The Essence of Feminism, The Essence of Psychology, and Unnatural Enemies: an introduction to Science and Christianity