Covenant generativity: Toward a theology of christian family

Michael G. Lawler, Gail S. Risch

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This article is an effort toward practical, pastoral, theological correlation, an effort to bring together the American cultural tradition and the Christian theological tradition. Its argument develops in four cumulative theses to be explicated: (1) there is a crisis of family in the United States today; (2) what is said of family in both First and Second biblical Testaments is of no direct help in that crisis; (3) what makes a family Christian is not the slavish following of some biblical saying about family but the following of Jesus confessed as the Christ; (4) the Christian family has an important contribution to make in the contemporary crisis of family in the United States. Each thesis is developed in turn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-30
Number of pages24
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Religious studies


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