Author: Kathleen E. Jenkins
Publisher: Rutgers University Press; None ed. edition (November 1, 2005)
Category: Christian Living
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This is the picture of exceptional family that members of the International Churches of Christ (ICOC) claim to have and present to potential new members.
This is the picture of exceptional family that members of the International Churches of Christ (ICOC) claim to have and present to potential new members. Member stories revolve around the restorative power of the church community to heal marriages on the brink of disaster.
book by Kathleen E. Jenkins. Among its followers, promises to heal family relationships were central to the group's appeal.
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Professor Jenkins’ ethnography, Awesome Families: the Promise of Healing Relationships in the International Churches of Christ, was published with Rutgers University Press in 2005. Kathleen was chosen in 2006 as an Engaged Scholar Fellow with the Congregational Studies Team, a program funded by the Lilly Endowment, for her work on divorce in religious communities. Her second book, Sacred Divorce: Religion, Therapeutic Culture, and Ending Life Partnerships, was published in 2014 with Rutgers University Press - Sacred Divorce: Religion, Therapeutic Culture, and Ending Life Partnerships.
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Her first book, Awesome Families: The Promise of Healing Relationships in the International Churches of Christ (2005) was published by Rutgers University Press. She is the Co-Director of the Pilgrimage Institute at the College of William and Mary and her current ethnographic project explores the experiences of parents and their emerging adult children who walk the Camino de Santiago in northwest Spain.
Awesome families: The promise of healing relationships in the International Churches of Christ
Awesome families: The promise of healing relationships in the International Churches of Christ.
Denounced by some as a dangerous cult and lauded by others as a miraculous faith community, the International Churches of Christ was a conservative evangelical Christian movement that grew rapidly in the 1980s and 1990s.Among its followers, promises to heal family relationships were central to the group's appeal. Members credit the church for helping them develop so-called "awesome families"-successful marriages and satisfying relationships with children, family of origin, and new church "brothers and sisters." The church engaged an elaborate array of services, including round-the-clock counseling, childcare, and Christian dating networks-all of which were said to lead to fulfilling relationships and exciting sex lives. Before the unified movement's demise in 2003-2004, the lure of blissful family-life led more than 100,000 individuals worldwide to be baptized into the church.In Awesome Families, Kathleen Jenkins draws on four years of ethnographic research to explain how and why so many individuals-primarily from middle- to upper-middle-class backgrounds-were attracted to this religious group that was founded on principles of enforced community, explicit authoritative relationships, and therapeutic ideals. Weaving classical and contemporary social theory, she argues that members were commonly attracted to the structure and practice of family relationships advocated by the church, especially in the context of contemporary society where gender roles and family responsibilities are often ambiguous. Tracing the rise and fall of this fast-growing religious movement, this timely study adds to our understanding of modern society and offers insight to the difficulties that revivalist movements have in sustaining growth.