Title page for ETD etd-07262003-095223


Type of Document Dissertation
Author White, Richard J
Author's Email Address rwhitephd@aol.com
URN etd-07262003-095223
Title Biblical Family Systems
Degree PhD
Department Human Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Johnson, Scott W. Committee Chair
Benson, Mark J. Committee Member
Galway, Alison Committee Member
Hightower, James E. Jr. Committee Member
Prest, Layne A. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Bible
  • King David
  • systemic thought
  • marriage and family therapy
Date of Defense 2003-04-17
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Systemic thought has been utilized to deconstruct various works of literature and art, such as novels, plays, and even sculptures. Even though the Bible is viewed as a work of faith by many, it also combines aspects of mythology and history with prose and poetry. Using four major theories of family therapy, namely structural, contextual, Bowenian, and narrative, the family of King David, as presented in the first and second Books of Samuel and the beginning of the first Book of Kings, is investigated and explored. Using the King James Version of the Bible as the main text, consideration is given to what each theory has to offer in expalining what occurs throughout this narrative, as well as what the David story has to say about each theory. Confirmation of certain aspects of a given theory and possible refinements to these are also given consideration. Reflexivity on the part of the author is also given consideration in the final chapter.
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