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Let the Children Come: Reimagining Childhood from a Christian Perspective

Let the Children Come: Reimagining Childhood from a Christian Perspective

Author: 
Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore (Author)
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Description

In Let the Children Come, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore explores the question, What does faithful parenting look like today?

As she addresses this query, she updates outmoded and distorted assumptions about and conceptions of children in popular US culture. She also shows important insights and contributions religious traditions and communities, Christianity in particular, make as we examine how to regard and treat children well.

Reimagining children, she proposes, will lead to a renewed conception of the care of children as a religious practice.

ISBN: 
9781506454573
Price: 
$29.99
ISBN: 
9781506454580
Release date: 
January 1, 2019
Pages: 
272
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Endorsements

This book will help us to live with and care for children

This book will help us to live with and care for children with greater understanding, compassion, and respect.

Dorothy C. Bass | editor of "Practicing Our Faith"

A positive, practical theology of children and child raising

In this appealing book, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore rescues the traditional themes of Christian theology for a positive, practical theology of children and child raising.

Rosemary Radford Ruether | Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

Let the Children Come blends the best insights of sources once thought to be incompatible

Let the Children Come blends the best insights of sources once thought to be incompatible—the Christian tradition, feminism, and the modern social sciences—all deliciously mixed with Miller-McLemore’s own personal experience of raising children.

Don Browning | Divinity School, University of Chicago, author of "Marriage and Modernization"

Sure to provoke and sustain a conversation between secular and religious mothers

Let the Children Come is sure to provoke and sustain a conversation between secular and religious mothers that is at once enjoyable and necessary in our culture.

Sara Ruddick | author of "Maternal Thinking toward a Politics of Peace"

Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore offers a compelling rethinking of children’s lives in Christian settings.

Miller-McLemore has written a timely book on a subject of great urgency. Drawing on feminist psychology, cultural criticism, religious history—and on her own experience as a parent—Miller-McLemore offers a compelling rethinking of children’s lives in Christian settings.

Robert A. Orsi | Harvard University

Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore both challenges and empowers us for the task of caring for the children.

In lucid, insightful prose, the author both challenges and empowers us for the task of caring for the children of our shared blessing and responsibility. Courageous and illuminating.

James W. Fowler | The Center for Ethics, Emory University