Welcoming Children: A Practical Theology of Childhood

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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

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Unless You Become Like This Child

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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

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Unfinished Business: Children and the Churches

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Are we quick to react angrily when children are abused or mistreated, but slow to create safe communities in which they can grow and flourish?

The Consultative Group on Ministry among Children issued two earlier reports on The Child Read more

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Understanding God’s Heart for Children: Toward a Biblical Framework

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“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.

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Their Name is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World

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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

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The Way of the Lamb: The Spirit of Childhood and the End of the Age

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‘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

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The Spirit of the Child

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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

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The Mystery of the Child

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Much of today’s writing on children treats the child of any age as a problem or a set of problems to be solved, effectively reducing the child to a complex of biological and chemical factors, explainable in scientific terms, Read more

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The Child in the Bible

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In this volume nineteen biblical scholars collaborate to provide an informed and focused treatment of biblical perspectives on children and childhood. Looking at the Bible through the “lens” of the child exposes new aspects of biblical texts and themes. Read more

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The Bible: A Child’s Playground

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The issue of teaching children the Bible remains a distressing and perplexing problem for many. We have observed with discomforting frequency that many adults want first to know how to teach children the Bible without considering what the task Read more

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