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This book develops a theology of childhood both from a theoretical basis in biblical theology (especially the gospel of Mark) and practical experience in children and youth ministry. Mercer builds on classical theologians such as Augustine, Calvin, Barth, and Rahner as well as modern feminist theologians such as Brock and Russell. She gains insights from pastoral theologians such as Capps and Couture and from contemporary cultural criticism. Mercer challenges approaches to educational and liturgical practices with children in congregations that segregate children from the rest of the church and its key practices of service, mission, worship, care, and learning. She reframes ministries with children as processes through which the church as a "community of practice" forms children into an alternative identity that resists surrounding consumerist culture and walks in the ways of Jesus. This book offers strategies for educational practices with children in congregations as it seeks to address the question, "What might educational practices that welcome children and contribute to their flourishing look like in the context of a faith community where children's learning happens in collaboration with experienced practitioners of faith?" Outlining a feminist practical theology of childhood, it explores five basic theological claims: (1) children as gifts and parenting as a religious practice of stewardship; (2) welcoming those who welcome and care for children; (3) children as already fully human; (4) children as part of the purposes of God; and (5) acknowledging and transforming the sufferings of children.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Joyce Ann Mercer
Publisher: Chalice Press
Release: 2005-11-01
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 0827242611

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Genre: Religious education of developmentally disabled children
Author: Sally Patton
Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Release: 2004
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 1558964797

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The Christian school community has a unique impetus for impacting the lives of students with special needs. Doctors Lane and Kinnison present this groundbreaking guide for administrators to lay foundational components in order to develop a successful and sustainable special needs program in a Christian school. Kinnison outlines God's purpose for bringing children with special needs into the world. Lane provides step-by-step guidelines for fostering an inclusive and sustainable school environment. This book seeks to support Christian school educators, parents of children with special needs, and disability ministries servants in their quests to transform an under-equipped, private educational institution into the indefatigable arms of Jesus that welcome. This book provides guidance to individuals who have and those who intend to develop a special needs program. Special education professors and researchers will find this text vital for working with pre-service Christian educators who wish to serve children with special needs. Christian schools--especially those that may have attempted and failed, or continue to struggle with developing their programs--will find this text an oasis for frustrated spirits. The past applications of these principles have achieved remarkable success. Now, with this text, leaders and innovators have a succinct, well-ordered guide for expediting their successes.

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Genre: Education
Author: Julie M. Lane, Ed.D.
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release: 2014-10-06
File: 148 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781490852607

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The Christian school community has a unique impetus for impacting the lives of students with special needs. Doctors Lane and Kinnison present this groundbreaking guide for administrators to lay foundational components in order to develop a successful and sustainable special needs program in a Christian school. Kinnison outlines God’s purpose for bringing children with special needs into the world. Lane provides step-by-step guidelines for fostering an inclusive and sustainable school environment. This book seeks to support Christian school educators, parents of children with special needs, and disability ministries servants in their quests to transform an under-equipped, private educational institution into the indefatigable arms of Jesus that welcome. This book provides guidance to individuals who have and those who intend to develop a special needs program. Special education professors and researchers will find this text vital for working with pre-service Christian educators who wish to serve children with special needs. Christian schools—especially those that may have attempted and failed, or continue to struggle with developing their programs—will find this text an oasis for frustrated spirits. The past applications of these principles have achieved remarkable success. Now, with this text, leaders and innovators have a succinct, well-ordered guide for expediting their successes.

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Genre: Education
Author: Julie M Lane EdD; Quentin Kinnison PhD
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release: 2014-10-06
File: 148 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781490852591

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The purpose of this book is to combine perspectives of scholars from Africa on Child Theology from a variety of theological sub-disciplines to provide some theological and ministerial perspectives on this topic. The book disseminates original research and new developments in this study field, especially as relevant to the African context. In the process it addresses also the global need to hear voices from Africa in this academic field. It aims to convey the importance of considering Africa’s children in theologising. The different chapters represent diverse methodologies, but the central and common focus is to approach the subject from the viewpoint of Africa’s children. The individual authors’ varied theological sub-disciplinary dispositions contribute to the unique and distinct character of the book. Almost all chapters are theoretical orientated with less empirical but more qualitative research, although some of the chapters refer to empirical research that the authors have performed in the past. Most of the academic literature in the field of Child Theologies is from American or British-European origin. The African context is fairly absent in this discourse, although it is the youngest continent and presents unique and relevant challenges. This book was written by theological scholars from Africa, focussing on Africa’s children. It addresses not only theoretical challenges in this field but also provides theological perspectives for ministry with children and for important social change. Written from a variety of theological sub-disciplines, the book is aimed at scholars across theological sub-disciplines, especially those theological scholars interested in the intersections between theology, childhood studies and African cultural or social themes. It addresses themes and provides insights that are also relevant for specialist leaders and professionals in this field. No part of the book was plagiarised from another publication or published elsewhere.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Jan Grobbelaar
Publisher: AOSIS
Release: 2016-12-31
File: 308 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781928396079

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A guide to the Jewish traditions for the arrival of a child.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Richard Hirsh
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Release: 2008
File: 75 Pages
ISBN-13: 0938945130

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The Christian Church has been "welcoming the children" in everygeneration since Jesus' earthly life. The early church, and generations of Christians since, would find expressions of care, appropriate for their times, to help needy families and dependent children.This story is about how the Christian church, with the major focus upon Arizona Baptist Children's Services (ABCS), has responded to the mandate of Jesus to "welcome the children" whose families have been crippled or absent. To tell that story, the writer has chosen to go back in time to create a context of historical examples. What ABCS and other Christians are doing in the Year of Our Lord, 2010, is little different than the experience of how the church responded to the needs of children in the first, fifth or eighteenth centuries. Only the methods have changed.The methods have evolved from foster family care to specialized services for children and families. These state-of-the art modern methods of care are described in detail. This should be helpful and informative to social workers and others who work with troubled families and children in out-of-home care in a faith-based context.

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Genre: History
Author: C. Truett Baker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2010-09-23
File: 424 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781453562925

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Author: Karen E. Spierling
Publisher:
Release: 1996
File: 116 Pages
ISBN-13: WISC:89056373418

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Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Perfect for back to school—no matter what that looks like! Discover a school where—no matter what—young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated. Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where students from all backgrounds learn from and celebrate each other's traditions. A school that shows the world as we will make it to be. "Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "A lively, timely picture book." —Booklist "A great read-aloud selection to start the year and revisit time and again." —School Library Journal “This is a must-read for pre-school and elementary classrooms everywhere. An important book that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a beautiful, age-appropriate way.” – Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Alexandra Penfold
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release: 2018-07-10
File: 44 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780525579663

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Deacon Larry Sutton knows first-hand how important and rewarding catechizing children with developmental disabilities can be. In How to Welcome, Include, and Catechize Children with Autism and Other Special Needs, he provides bishops, pastors, DREs, and other diocesan and parish leaders with a guide for creating a program that addresses the needs of children with physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities and welcomes them into the life of the parish. How to Welcome, Include, and Catechize Children with Autism and Other Special Needs helps parishes: Understand disabilities—and abilities Build relationships with children with special needs? Provide one-on-one customized catechesis using existing resources Inspire teens to volunteer Revitalize, educate, and involve the entire parish How to Welcome, Include, and Catechize Children with Autism and Other Special Needs provides the insights needed to build an effective faith formation program. By sharing stories of success and inspiration that affect everyone—pastor, parent, student, teenager, and teacher—he delivers the unexpected: that catechizing children with special needs actually nurtures the faith of the entire parish.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Lawrence R. Sutton
Publisher: Loyola Press
Release: 2013-09-01
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780829438918

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