Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in ‘doing’ theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.
Chapter Twenty-one: Religion and Families
Religion and Families
The topic of religion and families has generated scholarly interest within several academic (e.g., sociology, psychology, religious studies) and professional (e.g., family studies, social work, nursing, public health, medicine, child development) disciplines. Research on the relationship between ...