Children in the Early Church

Children in the Ancient World, the New Testament and the Early Church

By W.A. Strange

Children in the Early Church

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  • ISBN: 9781592446681
  • Pages: 134
  • Publication Date: 4/20/2004
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20
Web Price: $15.20

Children in the Early Church

Children in the Ancient World, the New Testament and the Early Church

By W.A. Strange

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592446681
  • Pages: 134
  • Publication Date: 4/20/2004
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20

About-

Jesus talks about children often, and we quote him time after time. But are we correctly understanding the position of children as Jesus intended?

In this thorough, nontechnical summary, Dr. Strange provides a wealth of cultural background that often challenges popular assumptions. Within this framework he also discusses key Bible passages, looking especially at the role Jesus ascribes to children in his Kingdom and in relation to church membership, baptism, and the Eucharist. He draws from the many sources available on the position of children in the ancient world, the writings of the New Testament, and the early church. The author concludes by encouraging us to be passionately involved with children and to imitate them in our adult discipleship, motivated by the example of Jesus himself.

Anyone involved in children's ministry, in education, or with an interest in the doctrinal position of children in the church will find this book of interest and value.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This book is well written in a simple and attractive style. It sets out a great deal of information about attitudes to children in the period of Jesus' lifetime, a startling contrast with the attitude of Jesus."

G. R. Beasley-Murray

Contributors-

W.A. Strange

Bio(s)-

The Reverend Dr. William A. Strange is vicar of St. Peter's parish in Carmarthen. He is also former head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Trinity College, Carmarthen, and former director of the Center for Ministry Studies at the University of Wales, Bangor. Strange has also written 'The Bible and Behaviour' and a number of academic papers.

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