MM6/777 – Family and New Zealand Society
All of us are part of a family of one sort or another. How do we make sense of family in today’s complex world? How do social and cultural changes influence our understanding of what families should be like, including gender roles, having children, and even finding a partner? How does divorce impact on children and adults? Where does singleness fit into the mix? What might a theology of the family look like, and what are the implications for church life? This course addresses such questions. Students will be challenged to think through implications of the family in its diversity and complexity for church life and ministry.