In Children and Our Global Future, Herzog challenges theologians, clergy. And lay church leaders, educators, and interested citizens to take children seriously. She examines the concerns for children in our biblical heritage as well as in other religious traditions, and relates these findings to our cultural, ecological, and political responsibility to children in an age of globalization . Herzog also contends that neglecting children today will not only endanger their future, but also deprive adults of spiritual and social integrity.
About the Author
Kristin Herzog is an independent scholar and writer based in Durham, North Carolina. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her publications include Finding Their Voice: Peruvian Women’s Testimonies of War (1993).
“This book sounds a compassionate clarion call, both urging theology to take more seriously the dire situation of children worldwide and celebrating children’s redemptive agency.”
-Bonnie Miller-McLemore, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Pastoral Theology, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Nashville, Tennessee, and author of Let the Children Come
“Herzog’s appeal unsettles all adult-centered theological disciplines, religious practices, and social systems, calling us to realize that children are both our urgent responsibility and our salvation.”
– Danna Nolan Fewell, professor, Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey, and author of The Children of Israel: Reading the Bible for the Sake of Our Children
“Jesus said: ‘Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’ Did he mean child soldiers? Child prostitutes? Children living in the lap of luxury, or below the poverty level? Children marooned in the streets or cocooned in gated communities? How do theologians view the social reality of children? This exciting and informative book re-centers the biblical message for theological discourse on childhood, challenging us to rethink and re-engage both childhood and the kingdom of heaven.”
-Elisabeth Moltmann -Wendel , German feminist theologian and author
Publisher : Pilgrim Press (30 Nov. 2005)
Language : English
Paperback : 244 pages
ISBN-10 : 082981678X
ISBN-13 : 978-0829816785
Dimensions : 15.88 x 1.91 x 22.86 cm