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The spiritual narratives of adoptive parents : constructions of Christian faith stories and pastoral theological implications

Author: Ryan Noel Fraser
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang Publishing, [2013]
Series: American university studies., Series VII,, Theology and religion ;, 332.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although much attention has been given to the various social and psychological experiences of two essential parts of the adoption triad - adopted persons and birth parents - adoptive parents are largely overlooked in the literature. Most particularly, sparse information has been collected on the issue of adoptive parents' spiritual narratives. Cultural and religious traditions significantly affect how adoptive  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan Noel Fraser
ISBN: 9781433122736 1433122731
OCLC Number: 841198091
Description: viii, 181 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Synopsis of chapters --
Limitations of the study --
Background and purpose of the project --
Christian tradition and canonical narrative theology --
Social science scaffolds --
Adoptive parents' experiences and interpretations --
Concluding remarks on Adoptive parents' experiences --
Pastoral theological reconstructions --
Bibliography --
Appendix A: Interview guide --
Appendix B: Demographics of research participants --
Appendix C: Vita.
Series Title: American university studies., Series VII,, Theology and religion ;, 332.
Responsibility: Ryan Noel Fraser.
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Ryan Noel Fraser's cutting-edge research uncovers the distinctive re-authoring process of Christian adoptive parents' faith narratives resulting from the experience of receiving a child through  Read more...

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