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Family matters : James Dobson and Focus on the Family's crusade for the Christian home / Hilde Lovdal Stephens.

Author/Creator:
Løvdal Stephens, Hilde, 1979- author.
Publication:
Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2019]
Series:
Religion and American culture
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 291 pages : black and white illustrations and photographs ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Dobson, James C., 1936-
Focus on the Family (Organization)
Families -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Evangelicalism -- United States -- History.
Evangelicalism.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Family Matters: James Dobson and Focus on the Family's Advice to American Evangelicals by Hilde Løvdal Stephens is an insightful history and analysis of James Dobson's rise to fame, effect on American evangelical culture, and subsequent fall from relevance. Stephens scours through Dobson's books, articles, and other materials published by Focus on the Family in order to explore how evangelicals defined and defended the traditional family as an ideal and as a symbol in an ever-changing world"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Sex and civilization
Evangelical parenting
Sex education is a family affair
Family values and the problem of race in America
God and gays.
Notes:
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universitetet i Oslo, 2011, titled Family matters : James Dobson and Focus on the Family's message to American evangelicals, 1970-2010.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-278) and index.
ISBN:
9780817320331
0817320334
9780817392604
OCLC:
1096236320
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