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 Way for Grace

David Sims: The Child in American Evangelicalism and the Problem of Affluence: A Theological Anthropology of the Affluent American-Evangelical Child in Late Moder


David Jarman et al: Childhood’s Pattern: Christian Childhoods Explored

O.M. Bakke: When Children Became People: The Birth of Childhood in Early Christianity

Rowan Williams: Lost Icons

History of Childhood and Child

Cunningham: The Invention of Childhood

Aries: Centuries Of Childhood

Jenks: Sociology of Childhood: Essential Readings


Marcia Bunge (ed): The Child in the Bible

Hans-Ruedi Weber: Jesus and the Children

Zuck: Precious in His Sight: Childhood and Children in the Bible

Examples of CT as we conceive it

Frances Young: Face to Face: Narrative Essay in the Theology of Suffering

Henri Nouwen: Adam: God’s Beloved: 11

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

Rahner: “Infinite Openness to the Infinite” Chapter by Mary Hinsdale in The Child in Christian Thought and Practice (Religion, Marriage, and Family)

Von Balthasar: Unless You Become Like This Child

Kristin Herzog: Children and Our Global Future: Theological and Social Challenges

David Jensen: Graced Vulnerability: A Theology of Childhood

James Loder: The Logic of Spirit: Human Development in Theological Perspective

Jerome Berryman: Teaching Godly Play: The Sunday Morning Handbook

Helen Oppenheimer: Finding and Following: Talking with Children About God

Jostein Gaarder: Through A Glass, Darkly

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