Marriage and Modernization
Browning, D. S. Marriage and Modernization, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2003.
processes of modernization and globalization promise more wealth and
health for many people. But they are also a threat to the stability and
quality of marriage and family life. This new book -- at once sobering
and constructive -- looks at the impact of these processes on marriage
and asks what Christianity, in cooperation with other religions, can do
to strengthen married life today.
Among the deleterious effects of
modernization and globalization on marriage are a worldwide drift of
men away from the responsibility of parenthood and the tendency of
mothers too readily to take on the task of childrearing alone. After
looking at recent research on these and other problems, Don Browning
suggests that the cure for modern marital disruption entails reforming
and reconstructing the institution of marriage while also nurturing
relevant forms of social support. Yet the effort to initiate a "world
marriage revival" requires a complex cultural work, and Browning
explores the key contributions thatthe religions of the world must make
for such an effort to be successful.
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(My publication)Posted: Wednesday, January 1, 2003