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Welcoming Children: A Practical Theology of Childhood

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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Unless You Become Like This Child

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 …

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Unfinished Business: Children and the Churches

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 …

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

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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Their Name is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World

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 …

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

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 …

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The Spirit of the Child

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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The Mystery of the Child

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 …

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The Child in the Bible

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 …

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The Bible: A Child's Playground

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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Special Children? A Theology of Childhood

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 …

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Precious In His Sight: Childhood & Children in the Bible

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 …

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One Generation from Extinction

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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Offering the Gospel to Children

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 …

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Lost Icons: Reflections on Cultural Bereavement

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 …

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Like a Child: 70 Thoughts for Busy Grown-ups

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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Let the Children Come

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 …

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Jesus and the Children: Biblical Resources for Study and Preaching

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 …

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Face to Face

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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Conversations with Children: Communicating our faith

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 …

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Children's Spirituality: What it is and why it matters

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 …

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Children's Letters to God

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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Children, Adults, and Shared Responsibilities

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 …

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Children of God: Towards a Theology of Childhood

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 …

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Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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Children in Revival

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 …

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Children before God

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 …

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Children and Our Global Future

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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Childhood's Pattern

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 …

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Arthurs Call

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 …

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A Little Child Shall Lead Them

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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Godly Play

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 …

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ANVIL Journal of Theology and Mission

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 …

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

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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Incorporating Children in Worship: Mark of the Kingdom.

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 …

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

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 …

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The World of the Child in the Hebrew Bible

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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The Child in Christian Thought

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 …

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Children and the Theologians: Clearing the Way for Grace

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 …

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The Logic of the Spirit in Human Thought and Experience

Welcoming Children develops a theology of childhood both from a theological perspective and from practical experience in children and youth …

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Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dogs' Tails: Helping Boys Connect with God
Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dogs' Tails: Helping Boys Connect with God

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 …

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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 …

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Karl Barth and Eduard Thurneysen - Child Theologians? By Haddon Willmer

Karl Barth and Eduard Thurneysen – Child Theologians? By Haddon Willmer Karl Barth and Eduard Thurneysen’s God’s Search for Man (English …

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As a little child: Children in the Theology of John Wesley

Back in 2010, Peter Benzie completed his dissertation called: as a Little Child: Children in the Theology of John Wesley.  Toward the beginning of …

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List of Recommended Books

General, Introductory, What is the Child Bonnie Miller: Let the Children Come: Reimagining Childhood from a Christian Perspective (Families and …

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Child Theology Movement