Covenantal Versus Dispensational Theology- A Pilot Study Concerning Self-Reported Family Effects

Volume
Volume 20
Issue
Winter 1992
Title
Covenantal Versus Dispensational Theology- A Pilot Study Concerning Self-Reported Family Effects
Abstract

Dispensational and covenantal theology are two distinct systems that are frequently used to understand Scripture. The relationship of these theological systems to children and family life is reviewed. A brief survey was mailed to 30 covenantal churches and 30 dispensational churches. Covenantal theology was associated with greater frequency of dedication/baptism, family worship, larger family size, and second-generation missionary families than dispensational theology, though not all differences were statistically significant. No differences were found with respect to children's behavior problems or social skills. Sampling problems, methodological limitations and further research needs are discussed.

Author
Dr. J.K. Neumann
Pages
389 - 394
Price
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