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5. The Family International: A Narrative Approach


 
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1. Title Title of document 5. The Family International: A Narrative Approach - Children in Minority Religions
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Liselotte Frisk; Dalarna University, Sweden; Sweden
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Sanja Nilsson; University of Dalarna, Sweden; Sweden
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religion
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Religion; cult; children; childhood; Sweden; The Family International; The Children of God; The Love Family
 
5. Subject Subject classification Religion; Alternative belief systems; Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults and sects;
 
6. Description Abstract This chapter examines the background of the international charismatic Christian movement, The Family International, formerly known as The Children of God and The Love Family, which was one of the most notorious outcomes of the Jesus Revolution in the 1960s and ‘70s. The first part of the chapter briefly delineates the history of the movement, followed by a summary of the theology of David Moses, the group’s charismatic leader. The second part of the discussion concentrates on the movement’s history in Sweden. It includes material from seven interviews with first generation members and second generation members from different cohorts. The interviews, which portray the religious groups in conflicting ways, are discussed using narrative perspectives. The chapter concludes with a summary of the current situation of the movement internationally and in Sweden, and with reflections on the future of the movement.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 26-Feb-2018
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/32371
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.32371
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Children in Minority Religions
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Sweden,
1970s to contemporary
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd