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The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Brent Waters


The book provides a critical and constructive overview of historic and contemporary themes on the family in Christian social and political thought. The principal historic sources examined include Greco-Roman and biblical texts, patristic and medieval literature, and selected Reformation, Puritan, and 19th century authors. The development of modern liberal thought on marriage and family is subjected to extensive scrutiny by surveying the works of some of its leading founders, proponents, and contemporary critics, including a range of Christian theological responses. The chief weakness of late l ... More

Keywords: civil society, family, human associations, liberalism, marriage, moral theory, political theory, social theory, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199271962
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brent Waters, author
Director, The Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Center for Ethics and Values, and Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
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