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The Resource The child catchers : rescue, trafficking, and the new gospel of adoption, Kathryn Joyce

The child catchers : rescue, trafficking, and the new gospel of adoption, Kathryn Joyce

Label
The child catchers : rescue, trafficking, and the new gospel of adoption
Title
The child catchers
Title remainder
rescue, trafficking, and the new gospel of adoption
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Joyce
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of abortion. But as award-winning journalist Kathryn Joyce makes clear in The Child Catchers, adoption has lately become entangled in the conservative Christian agenda. To tens of millions of evangelicals, adoption has become a new front in the culture wars: a test of "pro-life" bonafides, a way to reinvent compassionate conservatism on the global stage, and a means to fulfill the "Great Commission" mandate that Christians evangelize the nations. Influential leaders fervently promote a new "orphan theology," urging followers to adopt en masse, with little thought for the families these "orphans" may actually have. Christian adoption activists have added moral weight to a multi-billion dollar adoption industry intent on increasing the "supply" of adoptable children, both at home and overseas. The Child Catchers is a shocking expose; of what the adoption industry has become and how it got there, told through deep investigative reporting and the heartbreaking stories of individuals who found that their own, and their children's, well-being was ultimately irrelevant in a market driven by profit and now, pulpit command. "--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.734
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The child catchers : rescue, trafficking, and the new gospel of adoption, Kathryn Joyce
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-308) and index
Contents
New life -- The touchable gospel -- Suffering is part of the plan -- Inside the boom -- A little war -- Pipeline problems -- A thousand ways to not help orphans -- Going home
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 332 p.
Isbn
9781586489427
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012044316
System control number
(OCoLC)778420722
Label
The child catchers : rescue, trafficking, and the new gospel of adoption, Kathryn Joyce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-308) and index
Contents
New life -- The touchable gospel -- Suffering is part of the plan -- Inside the boom -- A little war -- Pipeline problems -- A thousand ways to not help orphans -- Going home
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 332 p.
Isbn
9781586489427
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012044316
System control number
(OCoLC)778420722

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