Let the Children Come: Reimaging Childhood from a Christian Perspective
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In this important and much-needed book, theologian, author, and teacher Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore writes about the struggle to raise children with integrity and faithfulness as Christians in a complex postmodern society. Let the Children Come shows that the care of children is in itself a religious discipline and a communal practice that places demands on both congregations and society as a whole.

The author calls for clearer and more defined ways in which Christians can respond to the call to nurture all children (not just their own) as manifestations of God's presence in the world. Paperback.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0787956651
ISBN-13: 9780787956653

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In this important and much-needed book, theologian, author, andteacher Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore writes about the struggle toraise children with integrity and faithfulness as Christians in acomplex postmodern society. Let the Children Come shows thatthe care of children is in itself a religious discipline and acommunal practice that places demands on both congregations andsociety as a whole. The author calls for clearer and more definedways in which Christians can respond to the call to nurture allchildren (not just their own) as manifestations of God's presencein the world. Miller-McLemore raises and investigates questionsthat up until now have largely been left unasked, such as: What arethe dominant cultural perceptions of children— includingreligious perceptions— with which parents must grapple? Howhave Christians defined children and parenting, and how should theytoday?

Author Bio

Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore is professor of pastoral theology andcounseling at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.Miller-McLemore is a respected feminist theologian, who has writtenextensively on cultural and familial issues and religion.

A devoted mother of three, she resides in Brentwood,Tennessee.

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