Child in the Bible

ISBN-10: 0802848354
ISBN-13: 9780802848352
Edition: 2008
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Description: Featuring 16 biblical scholars including Walter Brueggemann and Terence E. Fretheim, this book provides an informed and focused study of biblical perspectives in childhood studies. It examines the metaphor of Israel as a child, children and the  More...

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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Featuring 16 biblical scholars including Walter Brueggemann and Terence E. Fretheim, this book provides an informed and focused study of biblical perspectives in childhood studies. It examines the metaphor of Israel as a child, children and the image of God.

William H. Melody is Guest Professor at the Center for Communication, Media and Information Technology (CMI), Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark. He is Emeritus Professor, Economics of Infrastructures at the Department of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, and Emeritus Director, Learning Initiatives on Reforms for Network Economies (LIRNE.NET). He has participated in telecom and ICT research and policy development in all regions of the world.Marcia J. Bunge is Professor of Humanities and Theology at Christ College, the Honors College of Valparaiso University (Indiana); Director of the Child in Religion and Ethics Project; and the University's W. C. Dickmeyer Professor. She is the translator and editor of selected texts by J. G. Herder entitled Against Pure Reason: Writings on History, Language, and Religion (1993). She has also edited and contributed to The Child in Christian Thought (2001); The Child in the Bible (2008, co-edited with Terence Fretheim and Beverly Roberts Gaventa); and Children and Childhood in World Religions: Primary Sources and Texts (2009, co-edited with Don S. Browning).

Beverly Roberts Gaventa is Helen H. P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She has published a number of books including Mary: Glimpses of the Mother of Jesus and Our Mother Saint Paul.

Terence E. Fretheim

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Texts from the Hebrew Scriptures
"God Was with the Boy" (Genesis 21:20): Children in the Book of Genesis
Exodus as a "Text of Terror" for Children
That the Children May Know: Children in Deuteronomy
To Discipline without Destruction: The Multifaceted Profile of the Child in Proverbs
"Look! The Children and I Are as Signs and Portents in Israel": Children in Isaiah
"Israel, My Child": The Ethics of a Biblical Metaphor
Texts from the New Testament
Children in the Gospel of Mark, with Special Attention to Jesus' Blessing of the Children (Mark 10:13-16) and the Purpose of Mark
"What Then Will This Child Become?": Perspectives on Children in the Gospel of Luke
Children in the Gospel of John
"Tell Me a Story": Perspectives on Children from the Acts of the Apostles
Finding a Place for Children in the Letters of Paul
Like a Child: Paul's Rhetorical Uses of Childhood
A Place of Belonging: Perspectives on Children from Colossians and Ephesians
Thematic Essays
Children and the Image of God
Child Characters in Biblical Narratives: The Young David (1 Samuel 16-17) and the Little Israelite Servant Girl (2 Kings 5:1-19)
"He Placed a Little Child in the Midst": Jesus, the Kingdom, and Children
Adoption in the Bible
Vulnerable Children, Divine Passion, and Human Obligation
Select Bibliography
Contributors
Consultants
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Literature

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