Special Issue "Religion and Family Life"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2019)
The aim of this special issue is to examine how various aspects of religiosity and spirituality may facilitate positive family outcomes as well as contribute to negative family outcomes. In doing so, research in this special issue will increase our understanding of religion and family life by further considering the intersection of these influential social institutions.
There has been increased interest among scholars in recent decades focused on the intersection of family and religion. Yet, there is still much that is not well-understood in this area. This aim of this special issue is to further explore the influence of religion on family life. In particular, the focus of this issue is to bring together leading scholars to consider ways in which religion and spirituality may influence various aspects of family life including family processes, family structure, family formation, family dissolution, parenting, and family relationships. Scholars are encouraged to utilize various aspects of religiosity and spirituality (moving beyond religious affiliation and religious attendance) to focus on the ways in which religiosity may facilitate positive family outcomes as well as ways in which religiosity may also contribute to negative family outcomes. Research examining whether religiosity mediates or moderates family processes on other outcomes is also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Richard J. Petts
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- family processes
- family structure