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The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought$
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Brent Waters

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199271962

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.001.0001

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The Teleological Ordering of the Family

The Teleological Ordering of the Family

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(p.192) 6 The Teleological Ordering of the Family
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The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.003.0006

This chapter describes the normative contours of the family with respect to its teleological and eschatological orientation toward broader spheres of social and political affinities. The principal foci of this account includes the temporal and timely ordering of these affinities, the providential movement of the family through history, and the witness of the family within a vindicated creation being drawn toward its destiny in Christ by focusing on the related tasks of procreation and social reproduction.

Keywords:   creation, eschatology, history, procreation, providence, social spheres, teleology, temporality, witness

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