Item description for The Child in the Bible by Marcia J. Bunge, Terence E. Fretheim & Beverly Roberts Gaventa...
Overview In this volume nineteen biblical scholars collaborate to provide an informed and focused treatment of biblical perspectives on children and childhood. Looking at the Bible through the "lens" of the child exposes new aspects of biblical texts and themes. Some of the authors focus on selected biblical texts - Genesis, Proverbs, Mark, and more - while others examine such biblical themes as training and disciplining, children and the image of God, the metaphor of Israel as a child, and so on. In discussing a vast array of themes and questions, the chapters also invite readers to reconsider the roles that children can or should play in religious communities today.
Publishers Description Featuring 16 biblical scholars including Walter Brueggemann and Terence E. Fretheim, this book provides an informed and focused study of biblical perspectives in childhood studies. It examines the metaphor of Israel as a child, children and the image of God.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Child in the Bible by Marcia J. Bunge, Terence E. Fretheim & Beverly Roberts Gaventa has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Century - 10/18/2011 page 37
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802848354 ISBN13 9780802848352
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More About Marcia J. Bunge, Terence E. Fretheim & Beverly Roberts Gaventa
Marcia J. Bunge is Professor of Humanities and Theology at Christ College, the Honors College of Valparaiso University (Indiana); Director of the Child in Religion and Ethics Project; and the University's W. C. Dickmeyer Professor. She is the translator and editor of selected texts by J. G. Herder entitled Against Pure Reason: Writings on History, Language, and Religion (1993). She has also edited and contributed to The Child in Christian Thought (2001); The Child in the Bible (2008, co-edited with Terence Fretheim and Beverly Roberts Gaventa); and Children and Childhood in World Religions: Primary Sources and Texts (2009, co-edited with Don S. Browning).
Marcia J. Bunge currently resides in the state of Indiana. Marcia J. Bunge was born in 1954 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Valparaiso University, Indiana.
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Insightful Jul 12, 2009
This book may be more than most casual readers would choose to dive into but it's full of profound insights with great potential to take our thinking about children in the kingdom of God down some important, lesser trod paths. The authors, skilled in their understanding of the culture and language of the time, thoughtfully explore the scriptures looking for children, their role, their contributions, and their place in God's story (something most scholars haven't done). Though it would be a long study, 18 chapters, this book would be an interesting book for group discussion among church leaders, children's ministry workers, parents or any combination. It would be a wonderful tool for a seminary class or a dedicated group of non-professionals to use for a fascinating Bible study.