PRACTICAL THEOLOGY, SPIRITUALITY and FORMATION
THE FAMILY A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home, 5th ed. Jack O. Balswick, Judith K. Balswick, and Thomas V. Frederick Covering the wide array of issues that affect family life, The Family is a proven comprehensive resource for studying this most established of human institutions. This important study has been in print for over thirty years and is well known among college and seminary faculty, pastors, and Christian counselors. It is widely used in sociology, social work, marriage, and family classes around the country. This new edition is updated throughout with discussions of re- cent family-related issues. It includes a new chapter on work and family balance and a new section on the increasing role grandpar- ents take in parental responsibilities. JACK O. BALSWICK (PhD, University of Iowa) is senior professor of sociology and family development at Fuller Theological Seminary. JUDITH K. BALSWICK (EdD, University of Georgia) is senior professor of marital and family therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary. THOMAS V. FREDERICK (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of psychology and director of the Master's in Counseling Psychology Program at California Baptist University.
NOVEMBER 2021 • 416 pp. • paper • $36.99 • 9781540963000
CONTENTS PART 1: THEOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES ON FAMILY LIFE
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“The authors have masterfully pulled together up-to-date and easy-to-access information that makes this resource mandatory for any student, pastor, or Christian leader that aspires to minister to the family.” —SHARON HARGRAVE, Boone Center for the Family, Pepperdine University; Fuller Theological Seminary “The authors have done the unthinkable, making an ex- traordinary resource even broader and deeper in its fifth iteration. I cannot recommend this book more highly.” —LISA HOSACK, Grove City College; author of Develop- ment on Purpose “In this latest edition of the classic text, the Balswicks and Frederick prepare a full dining experience, serving the fa- vorite dishes of clinicians, ministers, and academics alike. Whether you are a new student or tenured professor, a practitioner or scholar, you will find something appetizing within their extensive menu on family life.” —JONATHAN IMPELLIZZERI, Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Program, Geneva College; Cognitive Behavior Institute
PART 2: MARRIAGE: THE FOUNDATION OF FAMILY LIFE
PART 3: THE EXPANSION OF FAMILY LIFE: PARENTING AND BEYOND
PART 4: GENDER AND SEXUALITY: IDENTITY IN FAMILY LIFE
PART 5: COMMUNICATION: THE HEART OF FAMILY LIFE
PART 6: THE SOCIAL DYNAMICS OF FAMILY LIFE
PART 7: FAMILY LIFE IN POSTMODERN SOCIETY Index
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