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Families of the Bible: A New Perspective
Blessing, Kamila

Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger, 2010 pp. xvii + 227. $44.95

Series Information
Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality


Description: The most often mentioned and most profoundly alone being in the Bible is God. The second is Jesus. In fact, the single person turns out to be of central importance in the Bible, despite the overwhelming emphasis on extended biological families. Since the only consistent definition of "family" in the Bible is "covenant," the orphan, the single person, the gay person, and others who are often on the fringes of the Church are just as much part of the family of God as the husband-wife-child unit.

Subjects: Bible, Literature

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Review by Yolanda Dreyer
Published 8/6/2011
Citation: Yolanda Dreyer, review of Kamila Blessing, Families of the Bible: A New Perspective, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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