The Mystery of the Child

Just a few years ago, people accused religion scholars of ignoring children. Even those who worked in areas likely to require attending to them, such as religious education and pastoral care, often focused on adults instead. But in a relatively short time span, this has changed. New books with titles such as Regarding Children, Seeing Children, Let the Children Come and Welcoming Children point to the need to see children differently and to reclaim the role of religion in redefining them.

 

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