Welcoming Children A Practical Theology of Childhood
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Description: 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.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Chalice Press
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Preface: Finding a Welcome for Children|
|Starting Small: A Way of Doing Theology of Childhood|
|Whoever Welcomes One Such Child: Children in the Gospel of Mark|
|A Problem of Ambivalence: Children as Consumers in America|
|What Child Is This?: Religious Ambivalence toward Children|
|Educating Children in Congregations|
|Practicing Liturgy as a Practice of Justice with Children|
|Toward a Feminist Practical Theology of Childhood|