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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Faith Factor in Fatherhood : Renewing the Sacred Vocation of Fathering.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©1999
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
David Blankenhorn; Don E Eberly
|Notes:||Edited by founder and chairman of the National Fatherhood Initiative Don Eberly, The Faith Factor in Fatherhood addresses the key role that religious institutions can play in reviving what Eberly calls the 'sacred vocation of fatherhood.' In response to the wider debate regarding the increased expectations that are being placed by policy makers on faith-based institutions to serve important public purposes, contributors to this volume guide denominations, places of worship, and religious social agencies to recover the role they once played in reaching and supporting young men with a message of.|
|Description:||1 online resource (350 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. The Spirit of the Fatherhood Movement; Part One. The Story of American Fatherhood; Chapter 1. The Collapse and Recovery of Fatherhood; Chapter 2. Making Great Men and Fathers; Chapter 3. What Americans Believe About Fatherhood and the Role of Religion; Part Two. The Heritage of Fatherhood in America's Faith Communities; Chapter 4. Fatherhood in the African American Church; Chapter 5. Fatherhood in the Roman Catholic Tradition; Chapter 6. Fatherhood in the Evangelical Tradition. Chapter 7. Fatherhood in the Mainline Protestant TraditionPart Three. Fatherhood and Faith in the American Public Debate; Chapter 8. The Rise of an American Fatherhood Movement; Chapter 9. The Role of Marriage in Strengthening Fatherhood; Chapter 10. Beyond Government to Faith-Based Community Strategies; Chapter 11. Fatherhood as a Point of Convergence Beyond Old Categories; Chapter 12. The Idea of God as Father; Chapter 13. Emerging Attitudes About Gender Roles and Fatherhood; Chapter 14. Men as Promise Makers and Keepers; Chapter 15. Restoring Civil Society Through Fatherhood. Part Four. Faithful Fathers: The Journey BackChapter 16. One Denomination's Initiative; Chapter 17. One Pastor's Personal Struggle; Chapter 18. Recovering the Rites of Male Passage; Chapter 19. One Son's Rite of Passage; Chapter 20. The Power of Male Initiation Ceremonies; Index; About the Contributors.|