The Mystery of the Child

The Mystery of the Child

Book - 2007
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From publisher's description: "Much of today's writing on children treats the child of any age as a problem or a set of problems to be solved, effectively reducing the child to a complex of biological and chemical factors, explainable in scientific terms, or regarding children as objects of adult control. In contrast, Martin Marty here presents the child as a mystery who invokes wonder and elicits creative responses that affect the care provided him or her. Drawing on literature as new as contemporary poetry and as old as the Bible, The Mystery of the Child encourages the thoughtful enjoyment of children instead of the imposition of adult will and control. Indeed, Marty treats the impulse to control as a problem and highlights qualities associated with children -- responsiveness, receptivity, openness to wonder -- that can become sources of renewal for adults."
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich : William B. Eerdmans Pub., c2007
ISBN: 9780802817662
Characteristics: xi, 257 p. ; 25 cm


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