The Child in Christian Thought

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Marcia J. Bunge
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2001 - Religion - 513 pages
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This volume offers the first major survey of the history of Christian thought on children. Each chapter, written by an expert in the field, discusses the particular perspectives on children held by influential theologians and Christian movements throughout church history, asking what resources they can contribute to a sound contemporary view of childhood and child-rearing. Intended for all readers, this needed book will be a valuable resource for laying the foundation for a new, more meaningful Christian view of childhood today.

Clarissa W. Atkinson
Margaret Bendroth
Catherine Brekus
Marcia J. Bunge
Dawn DeVries
Richard P. Heitzenrater
Mary Ann Hinsdale
Judith Gundry-Volf
Vigen Guroian
Keith Graber Miller
Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Barbara Pitkin
Marcia Y. Riggs
Martha Ellen Stortz
Jane E. Strohl
Cristina L. H. Traina
William Werpehowski

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Let the Children Come Revisited Contemporary Femimst Theologians on Children
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Education and the Child in EighteenthCentury German Pietism Perspectives from the Work of A H Francke
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Page 46 - And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased, 16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say?
Page 57 - Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, " forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. " And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Page 40 - At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
Page 42 - But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
Page 41 - If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Page 52 - I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.
Page 18 - Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Page 18 - Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.

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Marcia J. Bunge is the Drell and Adeline BernhardsonDistinguished Professor in Religion at Gustavus AdolphusCollege, Saint Peter, Minnesota.

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