Ruether Ch. 4 notes guide

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Religious Perspectives on Marriage and Family (RLST 255) Mr. Montevecchio Mercyhurst College Ruether Ch. 4 Notes Guide Major Questions: 1. Why and how did the Victorian model of the family come to be as it was? 2. What religious implications are tied to the Victorian view of family? Chapter 4 I. Intro A. Through 1800s family gradually lost more and more economic and social function B. Ideology intensified as roles diminished C. Shifts reflected reorganization of economic social roles—split between public and domestic. II. Patterns of Change in England, France, and U.S. A. Shifting regional patterns—England, France, U.S. B. Overall Trends and Effects 1. Both the new wage economy and the home-production economy assumed that the work of all family members (except elderly infirm
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Unformatted text preview: and very young) was necessary for survival. 2. Unique situation of American frontier culture III. Puritan Reform: Revivalists, Utopians, and the Asylum Movement A. 1820s-1840s saw waves of revivalism in response to decline of the “godly” commonwealth. B. Utopian societies C. Asylum movement IV. Emerging Ideals of Domesticity A. Separation of home and workplace B. Suburbs C. Reshaping and redefining of “Home” D. Emergence of the “modern family”—the Victorian ideal of the family 1. Functions today as the normative model 2. Strict separation of male and female spheres 3. Even in 1800s belied reality of most working-class families. 4. New religious ideology of family and family ideology of religion. 5. Sexual Repression...
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2008 for the course RLST 255 taught by Professor Montevecchio during the Summer '08 term at Mercyhurst University.

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