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Embracing Childhood-Embodying Childness : Relocating Children in Church and Society
Authorship Description
Editors: Songram Basumatary and Gladson Jathanna.
Bibliographical Details xvi, 180 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351484114
ISBN-13 9789351484110, 978-9351484110
Year of Publication 2019.
Further Details In Collaboration with Gurukul Lutheran Theological College & Research Institute, Chennai.
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Our Churches, theologies and societies have been exclusive domains of the adults and thus are unjust to the Children and their experiences. This is the foundational contention of this volume that drives the contributors to address this grave issue with a collective commitment towards relocating Children in Church and Society. The essays in this volume contribute to the larger discussions on Children-related theologies from various perspectives, such as Biblical, historical, theological, ethical, religious, interfaith and also from the perspective of ministerial and pastoral care.

The book invites the readers to recognize the potential agency of children both in the history and in the present that compels to rethink the way the adults understand, treat and represent Children. It also offers new avenues for the adults to reaffirm their agency through embracing and embodying child-experiences and by reliving in deep solidarity with the Children.

                                                                Contents

Foreword
Introduction

1. Hermeneutical Explorations of Children-related Theologies and the Place of the Child in Christian Thought / Rohan Gideon
2. Torah and Children / John Samuel
3. Different Biblical Hermeneutical Approaches to Children's Questions / Shanthi S. Monica
4. Place and Position of Children in Patristic Theological Writings / Nyimangyang and Lairenlakpam Bimol
5. Children 'in the midst' or Strangers 'in the midst?' Re-look at Medieval, Reformation and Systematic Theologies / Songram Basumatary
6. Theologizing in Context: Towards Relevant Children-related Theologies / Gladson Jathanna
7. Christian Worship from Children Theological Perspectives / Nelavala Gnana Prasuna
8. Church, Children and Care in History: Reimagining Pastoral Care / Livingstone Arputharaj
9. Children and Christian Education / Daniel Kirubaraj
10. Dominant Religious, Ruthless Dronacharyas and Myths: Can Ekalaivas Survive? / Samuel Logan Ratnaraj
11. Children in Inter-Religious Engagements / Thomas Birla
12. Reclaimng Children's Life in the Changing Media World / Samuel Soundararaj Singh
Contributors

Dr. Gladson Jathanna, a member of the Church of South India, is an alumnus and a former faculty of Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute. He served Gurukul as the Head of the Department and Associate Professor of History of Christianity. Presently, he serves in the faculty of the Pacific Theological College, Fiji Islands. Being a researcher and a creative writer, he has been publishing poetries, book-chapters, journal articles, books and edited volumes alongside blogging. He is the author of the book – Mode of Mutuality in the Margins of Mission: Hermannsburg Women’s Mission in India (Dharmaram Publications, 2015).

Rev. Dr. Songram Basumatary is an ordained minister of the Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church (NELC) who hails from Assam, India. Currently, he teaches at Gurukul Lutheran Theological College & Research Institute, Chennai; and also serves the College as HoD of the Department of Theology & Ethics, Dean of the Post Graduate Studies and the Convenor of the Gurukul Summer Institute. He has written and published wide varieties of articles and edited number of books. He is the author of the book, Ethnicity and Tribal Theology: Problem and Prospect for Peaceful Co-existence in North East India (Peter Lang, 2014); and co-author of the book, Your History is not of Our Story: Reimaging Historiography of North East India (Christian World Imprints, 2019).



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