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Covenant and Commitments (Family Religion & Culture Series)

Max L Stackhouse

Covenant and Commitments (Family Religion & Culture Series)

Max L Stackhouse

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No idea shaped modern convictions about the moral structure of love, family life, and the role of the household in civil society more than the biblical idea of covenant. Yet these patterns are challenged today by socio-economic developments that alter the role of the family in civil society.Ethicist Max Stackhouse offers a fresh vision of how the family may best reconstitute the household. He challenges libertarian and liberationist arguments based on economic ideologies and sociobiological theories that distort the nature and character of love, sexuality, and commitment. Recognizing the inadequacy of current "family values" rhetoric, he seeks to recover a covenantal ethic for the family that accounts for new male-female, parent-child, production-consumption, and household-workplace relationships.

- Publisher Recognizing the inadequacy of current family values rhetoric, ethicist Max L. Stackhouse proposes a covenantal ethic of the family that accounts for the changing landscape of our homes and our workplaces. His brilliant analysis of how religious images of the family impact culture, the Protestant notion of covenated marriage in relation to economic structures, and the role of state welfare policies on the development of children constitutes a crucial turning point in the debate over the American family.

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No idea shaped modern convictions about the moral structure of love, family life, and the role of the household in civil society more than the biblical idea of covenant. Yet these patterns are challenged today by socio-economic developments that alter the role of the family in civil society.Ethicist Max Stackhouse offers a fresh vision of how the family may best reconstitute the household. He challenges libertarian and liberationist arguments based on economic ideologies and sociobiological theories that distort the nature and character of love, sexuality, and commitment. Recognizing the inadequacy of current "family values" rhetoric, he seeks to recover a covenantal ethic for the family that accounts for new male-female, parent-child, production-consumption, and household-workplace relationships.
- Publisher

Recognizing the inadequacy of current family values rhetoric, ethicist Max L. Stackhouse proposes a covenantal ethic of the family that accounts for the changing landscape of our homes and our workplaces. His brilliant analysis of how religious images of the family impact culture, the Protestant notion of covenated marriage in relation to economic structures, and the role of state welfare policies on the development of children constitutes a crucial turning point in the debate over the American family.
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Meet the Author

Max L Stackhouse

Max L. Stackhouse (Ph.D., Harvard University) is the Rimmer and Ruth de Vries Professor of Theology and Public Life, Princeton Theological Seminary and the coordinating editor of the God and Globalization series. He is the author of many books, including Covenant and Commitments: Faith, Family, and Economic Life (WJK).

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