Children's Spirituality, Second Edition

Christian Perspectives, Research, and Applications

Edited by Kevin E. Lawson, Scottie May

Children's Spirituality, Second Edition

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  • Pages: 424
  • Publication Date: 6/13/2019
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Children's Spirituality, Second Edition

Christian Perspectives, Research, and Applications

Edited by Kevin E. Lawson, Scottie May

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  • ISBN: 9781532672491
  • Pages: 424
  • Publication Date: 6/13/2019
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About-

The Society of Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives launched in 2003 with its first conference held at Concordia University Chicago, in River Forest, Illinois. An earlier edition of this book, composed of chapters based on presentations from that conference, was published in 2004. In 2018 a decision was made to revise this book from the inaugural conference, updating some chapters and providing a new perspective on the ongoing work of the organization, now called the Children’s Spirituality Summit. For example, given the advances in what we are learning from brain research, a chapter on this topic has been extensively updated.

What this revised volume provides is a collection of chapters offering theological perspectives, social science research, and insights on ministry practice about the spiritual lives of children: how they relate to God, how this relationship grows, and what helps in promoting the spiritual formation and vitality of children in the home, church, and school This book offers twenty-three chapters by professors, graduate students, social science researchers, and ministry leaders from different denominational traditions addressing a wide range of issues in theory, research, and ministry practice with children. This second edition offers much to learn from, stimulate your thinking, and improve your practice.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Here are essays on young people that tell of their various ways of seeking God's presence in their ongoing lives--an aspect of faith observed and discussed with intelligence and sensitivity. Here is a book many of us will greatly value--its wisdom an important presence in our effort to understand children."

—Robert Coles, Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Humanities at Harvard Medical School, and author of The Spiritual Life of Children



"This extraordinary book is a must read for all who teach and practice religious education. It gathers, with breadth and depth, the best current research from an exploding renewal in the study of the spirituality and religious development of children. Teachers, students, and scholars dedicated to understanding and nurturing our children's growth in faith will find this rich volume indispensable."

—James W. Fowler, author of Stages of Faith and C.H. Candler Professor of Theology and Human Development Director, The Center for Ethics, Emory University



"Written in the best of the Evangelical tradition, Children's Spirituality is a must read for all those interested in children, the spiritual life, and Christian formation. Descriptive phrases include: well conceived and edited, clearly written and well documented, thorough and all-encompassing, academically sound and popular, combining research and practical application."

—John Westerhoff, formerly Professor of Theology and Christian Nurture at Duke University, he is Theologian-in-Residence at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia

Contributors-

Kevin E. Lawson
Scottie May

Bio(s)-

Kevin E. Lawson, professor of educational studies at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University), was a cofounder of the Society of Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives (now the Children’s Spirituality Summit). He served as its chair from 2001 until 2012. Lawson is the editor of Understanding Children’s Spirituality (Cascade Books, 2012) and the coeditor, with Adam Harwood, of Infants and Children in the Church (2017).



Scottie May, a founding member of the Society of Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives (now the Children’s Spirituality Summit), is Associate Professor Emerita of Christian Formation & Ministry, Wheaton College. She is co-author of Children Matter (2005) and Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey, (2010), as well as contributing to edited volumes regarding children’s spirituality.

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