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Religion and Families: An Introduction
Religion and Families: An Introduction
Author Loren D. Marks, Author David C. Dollahite,
New York: Routledge, 2017

Religion and Families: An Introduction

Reviewer Alison Palmer,

Religion and Families is a new book offered by two BYU professors: Loren D. Marks and David C. Dollahite, who both work in the School of Family Life. The work is meant to be used as an undergraduate textbook and is part of a series offered by Routledge, Textbooks in Family Studies, whose purpose is to "pair leading scholars with core topics in the field of family studies that are surprisingly underrepresented" (xv). One of these "core topics" is religion. Indeed, in the preface, the authors assert that in all their years of teaching courses that touch on the connection between families and religion, they had yet to find an undergraduate textbook addressing the topic. This book fills in this gap and claims to be "the first multidisciplinary text to address the growing scholarly connection between religion and family life" (i).