A Theology of Childhood
David H. Jensen
ISBN/Prod. Code: 0-8298-1621-6
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"Children of God" is often used to describe graced human existence. Yet theologians rarely consider childhood as an explicit theological topic.
Jensen argues that vulnerability is a dimension of the imageo Dei, and suggests that childhood provides a window for understanding the shapes of graced human life and the violence that inhibits life. This yields a compelling reinterpretation of sin, church practice, and Christian witness in a world in which threats to childrens' lives--poverty, child labor, war, and the sex trade--seem overwhelming.