Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth ministry. The author draws insights from classic and modern feminist theologians, pastoral theologians, and contemporary cultural criticism to offer Read more
In one of the last books written before his death, the great theologian von Balthasar provides a moving and profound meditation on the theme of spiritual childhood. Somewhat startlingly, von Balthasar puts forth his conviction that the central mystery Read more
“Children create sanity in a mad world. They draw us back from our self-destructive habits of overwork, abuse, neglect, and callousness, and instead they bring tenderness, joy, and play.” Patrick McDonald, Viva Network.
With all the knowledge and technology Read more
There’s hope for childhood. Despite a perfect storm of hostile forces that are robbing children of a healthy childhood, courageous parents and teachers who know what’s best for children are turning the tide.
Johann Christoph Arnold, whose books on Read more
‘Everywhere outside of Christianity, the child is automatically sacrificed.’ von Balthasar
In the pre-Christian world, children were slain on pagan altars, and now, in the post-Christian world of the affluent West, children are again the object of adult hostility. Read more
A thorough and revealing examination of the spiritual potential of children
Today the search for plausible faith and belief is growing apace, despite the decline of institutional religion. Children still emerge from infancy with a spiritual awareness that is Read more