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The Divine Institution

The Divine Institution

White Evangelicalism's Politics of the Family

by Sophie Bjork-James
Hardback
Publication Date: 12/03/2021
 
The Divine Institution provides an account of how a theology of the family came to dominate a white evangelical tradition in the post-civil rights movement United States, providing a theological corollary to Religious Right politics. This tradition inherently enforces racial inequality in that it draws moral, religious, and political attention away from problems of racial and economic structural oppression, explaining all social problems as a failure of the individual to achieve the strong gender and sexual identities that ground the nuclear family. The consequences of this theology are both personal suffering for individuals who cannot measure up to prescribed gender and sexual roles, and political support for conservative government policies. Exposure to experiences that undermine the idea that an emphasis on the family is the solution to all social problems is causing a younger generation of white evangelicals to shift away from this narrow theological emphasis and toward a more social justice-oriented theology. The material and political effects of this shift remain to be seen.
 
ISBN:
9781978821859
9781978821859
Category:
Sociology: family & relationships
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
12-03-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4x17.78mm
Weight:
0kg

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