Welcoming Children Paperback

A Practical Theology of Childhood

by Joyce Ann Mercer;

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Welcoming Children

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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 strategies for educational and liturgical practices in congregations that welcome children and contribute to their flourishing. Mercer outlines a feminist practical theology of childhood exploring five basic theological claims: 1) children as gifts and parenting as a religious practice of stewardship; 2) welcoming those who care for children; 3) children as fully human; 4) children as part of God's purposes; and 5) acknowledging and transforming the sufferings of children. Her compelling argument reframes ministries with children as processes through which the church can become the foundation for children forming identities that resist consumerist culture and instead walk in the ways of Jesus.

Welcoming Children by Joyce Ann Mercer was published by Chalice Press in January 2007 and is our 40192nd best seller. The ISBN for Welcoming Children is 9780827242517.

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Details for Welcoming Children

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherChalice Press (January 2007)
Editionannotated edition
Number of Pages308
Thickness16 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4042835
Page last updated 5th October 2012
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