Formal creators thereligious architectsof the sacred divorce strategies i explored are the lay leaders pastoral counselors and clergy who produced divorce programs small groups and published books or online resources as they constructed sacred approaches they employed and enriched a dominant cultural strategydivorce work divorce work draws from larger therapeutic cultural scripts1 that communicate that emotions must be confronted expressed controlled and explored in an . Sacred divorce religion therapeutic culture and ending life partnership by kathleen e jenkins new brunswick rutgers university press 2014 250 pp 2795 paper. In answering these questions kathleen jenkinss book sacred divorce religion therapeutic culture and ending life partnership offers a remarkable work of cultural sociology that reveals how religious efforts to sacralize divorce reflect broader cultural tensions about individualism within religion and marriage in documenting a religion . Sacred divorce religion therapeutic culture and ending life partnerships in a world where marriage remains a largely sacred undertaking what role does religion play when such bonds are broken kathleen jenkins takes up this question in a work that combines broad sociological analysis with the intimate stories of the clergy and the faithful across the religious spectrum as they talk about . With attention to religious ethnic and class variations covering age groups from early thirties to mid sixties and separations of only a few months to up to twenty years sacred divorce offers remarkable insight into individual and cultural responses to divorce and the social emotions and spiritual strategies that the clergy and the faithful employ to find meaning in the breach
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