Thoughts on Children

Thoughts on Children

by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Paperback(2nd ed.)

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There’s a saying that each child is a thought in the mind of God. But even if we believe this, and approach the children entrusted to us with the reverence that such a belief ought to instill, we may often feel helpless – whether in the face of a two-year-old’s tantrum or a teenager’s silence. In this little book, two fathers (themselves a father and son) share their thoughts on the essence of bringing up children. What’s more, the authors are the Blumhardts, whose huge contribution to 20th century theology, especially Karl Barth, is now being more widely recognized.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874869347
Publisher: The Plough Publishing House
Publication date: 07/04/2005
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 87
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Pastor, politician, and author, Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt (1842–1919) with his unconventional ideas about the kingdom of God, profoundly influenced a whole generation of European seekers. Among the luminaries he influenced were Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Emil Brunner, Oscar Cullman, and Karl Barth. Yet his vision and witness are still waiting to be discovered by most Americans, few of whom have had access to his works. He carried forward the work of his father, Johann Christoph Blumhardt (1805–1880), who is regarded by many as the key figure of German pietism.

Table of Contents

Advice on Bringing up Children
Young Children
Older Children
Jesus and Children
The Twelve-year-old Jesus in the Temple
The Savior and Children
Let the Children Come to Me

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