List of Recommended Books

General, Introductory, What is the Child Bonnie Miller: Let the Children Come: Reimagining Childhood from a Christian Perspective (Families and Faith Series) Martin Marty: The Mystery of the Child (Religion, Marriage, and Family) History of Child in Christianity Marcia Bunge: The Child in Christian Thought and Practice (Religion, Marriage, and Family) Jerome Berryman: Children and the Theologians: Clearing the […]

Godly Play

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Godly Play – European Perspectives on Practice and Research Ed Martin Steinhauser and Rune Oystese Munster: Waxmann 2018 This is a wide-ranging and substantive resource for all who are interested in Christian Education in general, and Godly Play (GP) in particular.  It is a collection of papers from fifty authors most in English and some […]

Children and the Theologians: Clearing the Way for Grace

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(English) ISBN: ISBN-10: 0819223476 ISBN-13: 978-0819223470 Hardback: 276 pages Publisher: Morehouse Publishing; 1 Jan 2010 As it happened I found myself reading Jerome Berryman’s Children and the Theologians at the same time as I was delving into Diarmaid MacCulloch’s extensive book, A History of Christianity (Penguin, 2009). The chief insight apparent from this unintended juxtaposition […]

The Child in Christian Thought

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(English) ISBN: ISBN-10: 0802846939 ISBN-13: 978-0802846938 Paperback: 513 pages Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co (15 Jan 2001) A survey of Christian writings about children covers 2,000 years of history and literature and features a wide variety of theologians commenting on the subject. Recommended by: John Collier

The World of the Child in the Hebrew Bible

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CTM Book Review. -Aug 2016 Steinberg, Naomi. The World of the Child in the Hebrew Bible. Hebrew Bible Monographs 51. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013. In its focus, its treatment of the material and its style of presentation, Naomi Steinberg’s study, is to my mind a quality addition to the literature that can stimulate and inform […]

Reading for Inclusion: The Girl from Galilee (Luke 8:40-56)

Allen, Rev. Dr. Amy. “Reading for Inclusion: The Girl from Galilee (Luke 8:40-56).” Journal of Childhood and Religion 7, (2017): 1–17. Review for CTM Web page 21.09.2017 The Girl from Galilee – or as she more paternalistically known, Jairus’ daughter- lived through an extraordinary, life-renewing, encounter with Jesus. It is this encounter, as related by […]

Seeing Children, Seeing God: A Practical Theology of Children and Poverty

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Review for Child Theology Movement Web page. 21.09.2017 Couture, Pamela. Seeing Children, Seeing God: A Practical Theology of Children and Poverty. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2000. In the forward and introduction , Pamela Couture’s study is described a response to the need for “…a holistic theology and praxis that incorporates the reality of poverty and […]

Incorporating Children in Worship: Mark of the Kingdom.

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Review for the Child Theology Movement Web site, 21.09.2017 Clifton-Soderstrom, Michelle, and David Bjorlin. Incorporating Children in Worship: Mark of the Kingdom. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014 In his forward, the United Methodist Bishop, William H Willimon of Duke Divinity School writes:”Some of the most revolutionary, counter-cultural statements that Jesus made were about children…in the […]

Theology and Families. Oxford, England: Blackwell Publ. Ltd, 2007.

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Thatcher, Adrian. Theology and Families. Oxford, England: Blackwell Publ. Ltd, 2007. “I am still shocked at the lack of attention this literature (i.e that dealing with family, sexuality and marriage) gives to children…. Given the teaching of Jesus about children, this hiatus is extraordinary… Elsewhere, child neglect is crime.”- Preface ix. Opening words like these […]

ANVIL Journal of Theology and Mission

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ANVIL Journal of Theology and Mission, Vol 35, Issue 1 ANVIL Journal of Theology and Mission “Doing theology with a child in the midst” is at the heart of the Child Theology Movement (CTM www.childtheologymovement.org). We do theology this way in the hope that the theological reflection and engagement that comes from this can inform […]