Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Healthy marriage initiative: A community centered religious educational analysis
by Ball, Roger, Ph.D., Fordham University, 2015, 254; 10113659
Abstract (Summary)

This research looks at HMI through the context of marriage and family life of Pentecostal faith communities and how a religious educative and ministerial lens can strengthen such programs in local churches. Through historical and secondary analyses, the researcher examines the history, evolution and examples of recent HMI evaluations. The study is informed by, recent sociological studies, feminist theology and religious education experts. The work proposes how Healthy Marriage Initiatives within congregational settings can be strengthened through religious educative, spiritual, and pastoral responses to marriage and family life within faith communities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Scott, Kieran
Commitee: Horell, Harold D., Wetzler, Scott
School: Fordham University
Department: Religious Education
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-A 77/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Religious education, Sociology
Keywords: African american, HMI, Healthy marriage initiative, Out of wedlock births, Relationship education programs, Relationships
Publication Number: 10113659
ISBN: 978-1-339-76735-2
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