School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Dr. Charles Davidson, Dr. David Hirschman
Father, Fatherless, Fatherlessness, God, James 1:27. Mentoring
Christianity | Ethics in Religion | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Madosky, Stephen, "Facilitating a Change of Mind about Father God Through Mentoring of the Fatherless" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1128.
The consensus of published research has proven beyond question that fatherlessness is a crisis in America. Textbooks and autobiographies have covered and reported the statistical effects of fatherlessness; nonetheless, there is far less literature dealing with the solution of fatherlessness and even less literature from Church scholars on how the Church may participate in its correction. This thesis presents an understanding of fatherlessness and proposes a resolution to act on behalf of fatherless children. The resolution will be comprised in preparing Church leaders to equip Church laity to understand and to minister to the fatherless in their affliction effectively.