Called by Mind and Spirit Paperback

Crossing the Borderlands of Childhood

by Gavin Knight

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Called by Mind and Spirit

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This is a unique exploration of the identity, formation and vocation of children from birth through to adolescence via the joint perspectives of a priest and a psychologist. The idea of vocation is central to the book's purpose: a shared belief in what it is to journey through childhood, to be called by God. In 21st century Britain, we are increasingly concerned about the effect of the modern world on our children's health and well-being. While different secular agencies have had an important role to play in this debate, the voice of the Church is frequently misrepresented, misunderstood and undervalued. "Called by Mind and Spirit: Crossing the Borderlands of Childhood" seeks to redress this imbalance. The book begins by exploring how our own family stories, passed down through generations, combined with our Christian heritage, influence our identity, its continued formation, and our sense of vocation. These themes of identity, formation and vocation are then related to modern childhood from a combined perspective of theology and psychology.In the process, the book asks how, in contemporary Britain, we encourage and nurture children's faith, and how we might better equip today's children to understand and explore for themselves the world in which they are growing up. The sacramental rites of anointing and initiation (baptism, confirmation and ordination) provide the theological basis for the book; and the main stages of childhood (infancy and early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence) offer a framework for reflecting on these rites. The authors draw from a wealth of personal and professional stories to explore the multiple tensions and opportunities of childhood today.

Called by Mind and Spirit by Gavin Knight was published by Continuum in February 2010 and is our 57296th best seller. The ISBN for Called by Mind and Spirit is 9781441137616.

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Details for Called by Mind and Spirit

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (February 2010)
Number of Pages160
Thickness10 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code2627401
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