Work, Family and Religion in Contemporary Society
Remaking Our Lives
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Work, Family and Religion in Contemporary Society by Nancy Tatom Ammerman
Book DescriptionUntil recently, religious institutions have been organized to suit the traditional American family, where the wife stayed at home, caring for children. Today, churches and synagogues are beginning to adapt to the reality of the American family: dual-career marriages, high levels of divorce, interfaith marriages, partnerships that may not be marriages. Religious organizations must serve families that don't fall into the Ozzie and Harriet mold. The first group of papers in this edited volume documents changing trends in the connection between religion, work, and the family. In the second part of the book, we see how changing families and flexible congregations are experimenting with new forms of religious life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415911726
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nancy Tatom Ammerman
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Everyday Religion, Paperback (January 2007)
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Congregations in Transition, Paperback (March 2002)» View all books by Nancy Tatom Ammerman
Thousands of congregations are confronted with the reality that their neighborhoods and regions have changed around them, often to such a degree that their survival is threatened. This work talks about the congregations in transition.
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