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Family ethics : practices for Christians / Julie Hanlon Rubio.

By: Rubio, Julie Hanlon.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Moral traditions series: Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2010Description: 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781589016675; 158901667X.Subject(s): Families -- Religious life | Families -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church | Christian ethics -- Catholic authorsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Family ethics.DDC classification: 241/.63 LOC classification: BX2351 | .R83 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction : why be concerned with the ordinary? -- Part I. Resources from the Catholic tradition -- Chapter one. A Catholic theological understanding of marriage -- Cultural understandings of marriage -- Liturgy : the personal and social dimensions of Christian marriage -- Scripture and the social import of family life -- Marriage as sacrament : beyond relationship to communion -- Conclusion : family as primary Christian community -- Chapter two. Between the personal and the political : families as agents of social change -- Early documents and movements : 1891-1931 -- Early American Episcopal documents and Catholic Action Groups : 1919-1965 -- Contemporary reflections : changing hearts and structures -- Conclusion : Families and social change -- Chapter three. Grace, sin, and holy families -- The limits of a theology of ideals -- O'Connor's gift to theology -- Seeing : acknowledging the importance and difficulty of faith -- Sin and finitude -- Grace, sin, and finitude in Christian marriage -- Sin, grace, and solidarity -- Conclusion : beginning with imperfection, moving toward solidarity -- Part II. Practices -- Chapter four. Practicing sexual fidelity -- Why practices? -- Sexual ethics : moving beyond controversy -- Sex, fidelity, and infidelity : the situation -- Sex as practice : seeking the good -- Conclusion : from intimacy to community -- Chapter five. The practice of eating : love, justice, and mercy -- Family meals in the twenty-first century -- Eucharist : communion and calling -- Eating with/as sinners : practicing mercy at the table -- Love and justice at the table : practices within a practice -- Conclusion : the priority of mercy -- Chapter six. How much is enough? : the practice of tithing -- Are we rich yet? -- Foundations : Hebrew and Christian Scriptures -- Christian tradition on wealth and charity -- Application : tithing in a contemporary Christian context -- Conclusion : why tithing matters -- Chapter seven. Serving : re-imagining a central practice of middle-class family life -- Contemporary Catholic family life : a rough sketch -- Pre-Vatican II American parishes -- The changing shape of parish life -- Reshaping parish life to support Christian families -- Service as family practice -- Conclusion : community, practice, and service -- Chapter eight. Family prayer as practice of resistance -- Prayer : beyond platitudes -- A brief history of Christian thought on parental religious duties -- Interfaith families as models -- Praying as church in contemporary families -- Conclusion : practices of resistance as ordinary morality.
Summary: How can ordinary Christians find moral guidance for the mundane dilemmas they confront in their daily lives? To answer this question, Julie Hanlon Rubio brings together a rich Catholic theology of marriage and a strong commitment to social justice to focus on the place where the ethics of ordinary life are played out: the family. Sex, money, eating, spirituality, and service. According to Rubio, all are areas for practical application of an ethics of the family. In each area, intentional practices can function as acts of resistance to a cultural and middle-class conformity that promotes materi.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : why be concerned with the ordinary? -- Part I. Resources from the Catholic tradition -- Chapter one. A Catholic theological understanding of marriage -- Cultural understandings of marriage -- Liturgy : the personal and social dimensions of Christian marriage -- Scripture and the social import of family life -- Marriage as sacrament : beyond relationship to communion -- Conclusion : family as primary Christian community -- Chapter two. Between the personal and the political : families as agents of social change -- Early documents and movements : 1891-1931 -- Early American Episcopal documents and Catholic Action Groups : 1919-1965 -- Contemporary reflections : changing hearts and structures -- Conclusion : Families and social change -- Chapter three. Grace, sin, and holy families -- The limits of a theology of ideals -- O'Connor's gift to theology -- Seeing : acknowledging the importance and difficulty of faith -- Sin and finitude -- Grace, sin, and finitude in Christian marriage -- Sin, grace, and solidarity -- Conclusion : beginning with imperfection, moving toward solidarity -- Part II. Practices -- Chapter four. Practicing sexual fidelity -- Why practices? -- Sexual ethics : moving beyond controversy -- Sex, fidelity, and infidelity : the situation -- Sex as practice : seeking the good -- Conclusion : from intimacy to community -- Chapter five. The practice of eating : love, justice, and mercy -- Family meals in the twenty-first century -- Eucharist : communion and calling -- Eating with/as sinners : practicing mercy at the table -- Love and justice at the table : practices within a practice -- Conclusion : the priority of mercy -- Chapter six. How much is enough? : the practice of tithing -- Are we rich yet? -- Foundations : Hebrew and Christian Scriptures -- Christian tradition on wealth and charity -- Application : tithing in a contemporary Christian context -- Conclusion : why tithing matters -- Chapter seven. Serving : re-imagining a central practice of middle-class family life -- Contemporary Catholic family life : a rough sketch -- Pre-Vatican II American parishes -- The changing shape of parish life -- Reshaping parish life to support Christian families -- Service as family practice -- Conclusion : community, practice, and service -- Chapter eight. Family prayer as practice of resistance -- Prayer : beyond platitudes -- A brief history of Christian thought on parental religious duties -- Interfaith families as models -- Praying as church in contemporary families -- Conclusion : practices of resistance as ordinary morality.

How can ordinary Christians find moral guidance for the mundane dilemmas they confront in their daily lives? To answer this question, Julie Hanlon Rubio brings together a rich Catholic theology of marriage and a strong commitment to social justice to focus on the place where the ethics of ordinary life are played out: the family. Sex, money, eating, spirituality, and service. According to Rubio, all are areas for practical application of an ethics of the family. In each area, intentional practices can function as acts of resistance to a cultural and middle-class conformity that promotes materi.

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<p> Julie Hanlon Rubio is associate professor of Christian ethics at Saint Louis University. She is the author of A Christian Theology of Marriage and Family and coeditor (with Charles E. Curran) of Readings in Moral Theology No. 15 . Rubio lives in St. Louis with her husband and their three sons.</p>

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