Confronting The Idolatry Of Family

A New Vision for the Household of God

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Fishburn (Janet).
Publication Dates: 1991.
Publisher(s): Abingdon Press.
Subject(s): Church renewal, Church work with families, Family - Biblical teaching, Family - Religious life, Pastoral theology, Protestant churches - Doctrines, and Religion.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BV 4438 .F57 1991
  • Summary:

    Pastors and church leaders often assert that we can save our society and our churches if we restore family values in our culture. Think again! In this provacative book, Janet Fishburn challenges the church’s conventional practice of idolizing and revolving around the needs of the family unit. Fishburn asserts that the ‘family’ is not the best metaphor for spiritual formation in the congregation. By analyzing attitudes about church and family and by illustrating how our ‘biblical values’ are often too closely related to the ‘American Dream,’ Fishburn offers sharp insights into the changes currently underway for the church – an agenda that can create a healthy context for traditional and non-traditional families.


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