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Children and Childhood in American Religions
     

Children and Childhood in American Religions

by Paul D Numrich, Jennifer Beste, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, David Dollahite, John P. Bartkowski
 

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Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of

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Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life. The book examines ten religions, among other topics:

  • How the Catholic Church confronts the tension between its teachings about children and actual practic
  • The Oglala Lakota's struggle to preserve their spiritual tradition
  • The impact of modernity on Hinduism

Only by discussing the unique challenges faced by all religions, and their followers, can we take the first step toward a greater understanding for all of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813546957
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
02/16/2009
Series:
Series in Childhood Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
358 KB

Meet the Author

Don S. Browning is a professor emeritus at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Christian Ethics and Moral Psychologies and American Religions and the Family: How Faith Traditions Cope with Modernization and Democracy.

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