Chapter 17. Religion, Romantic Love, and the Family

  1. Jacqueline Scott,
  2. Judith Treas and
  3. Martin Richards
  1. Bryan S. Turner

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999004.ch17

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

How to Cite

Turner, B. S. (2004) Religion, Romantic Love, and the Family, in The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families (eds J. Scott, J. Treas and M. Richards), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470999004.ch17

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631221586

Online ISBN: 9780470999004

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Keywords:

  • changing family forms;
  • religion;
  • romantic love;
  • reproduction;
  • early christian church

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Body, Reproduction, and the Sacred

  • The Early Christian Church: Marriage as a Necessary Evil

  • Feudalism and Capitalism: Property and the Family

  • Secularization, the Family, and Christian Fundamentalism

  • Fundamentalism and the Veil: Islam and Women's Rights in Marriage

  • Conclusion: The Problems of Religion and the Crisis of the Family