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The Child in Christian Thought
Edited by Marcia J. Bunge
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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.
This pathbreaking book provides a superb account of Christian theologians’ and leaders’ views of children across the centuries. The authors combine urgent concern for the well-being of children with impressive knowledge of a wide range of thinkers and historical periods. The Child in Christian Thought will both awaken theologians to a heretofore neglected topic and provide those who care for children with a wealth of insights, images, warnings, and resources. I am grateful to have a book of historical theology of such great relevance, passion, and excellence—and especially to have it on this most important of topics.
—Dorothy C. Bass
A seminal book on the history of Christian thinking on the child.
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About the Editor
Marcia J. Bunge is associate professor of theology and humanities at Christ College at Valparaiso University in Indiana.
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