Highly respected theologians from around the world rethink and reinterpret theological doctrines and practices regarding the strengths and vulnerabilities of one of the most exploited and marginalized groups in the world: children.
Including diverse approaches from systematic theologians worldwide, Child Theology rethinks, reinterprets, and re-evaluates current understandings of central Christian beliefs and practices regarding children and their exploitation.
Building on a range of sources, including Scripture, systematic theology, and the pastoral experiences of individuals and communities, Child Theology aims to strengthen the Church’s commitment to children and offer new theological insights into central themes of the Christian faith, such as God, creation, theological anthropology, Christology, sin, salvation, faith, the Word, worship, sacraments, and eschatology.
Marcia J. Bunge, PhD., is Professor of Religion and the Drell and Adeline Bernhardson Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, and an extraordinary research professor at North-West University, South Africa. She has published numerous articles and five books on conceptions of childhood in world religions, including The Child in Christian Thought, The Child in the Bible (both William B. Eerdmans), and Children, Adults, and Shared Responsibilities: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives (Cambridge University Press).