Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk†

Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk†

5. The Family International: A Narrative Approach

Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups - Liselotte Frisk†

Liselotte Frisk† [+-]
Dalarna University, Sweden
Liselotte Frisk, who died in 2021, was a professor in Religious Studies at Dalarna University, Sweden.
Sanja Nilsson [+-]
Gothenburg University, Sweden
Sanja Nilsson is a doctoral student in Religious Studies at Dalarna University and Gothenburg University, Sweden. Her dissertation subject is children in controversial minority religions

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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.

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Frisk, Liselotte; Nilsson, Sanja. 5. The Family International: A Narrative Approach. Children in Minority Religions - Growing Up in Controversial Religious Groups. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 122-148 Feb 2018. ISBN 9781781794203. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32371. Date accessed: 29 Sep 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32371. Feb 2018

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