The Religion and Family Connection: Social Science Perspectives

Edited by Darwin L. Thomas

Volume 3 in the Specialized Monograph Series

In this volume, twenty-one prominent social scientists address the complex set of relationships that emerge between religion and the family. They show that increased knowledge of how religions and families influence each other sheds light on vaguely understood processes of social change and sharpens questions asked about the church and family influence on such things as marriage, divorce, abortion, birth control, children, sex roles, authority patterns, and belief systems. The authors discuss the religion and family connection in a variety of settings: Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Mormon, Amish, Ireland, and Middletown, U.S.A., among others.

  • Out of Print
  • ISBN: 0-8849-4636-3
  • Published in 1988