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Title Children, adults, and shared responsibilities : Jewish, Christian, and Muslim perspectives / edited by Marcia J. Bunge
Published Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Contents Cover; CHILDREN, ADULTS, AND SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; GROWTH OF CHILDHOOD STUDIES IN THE ACADEMY; THE THEME OF CHILDHOOD IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND ETHICS; AIMS AND UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION OF THIS VOLUME; STRUCTURE OF THE VOLUME AND GUIDING QUESTIONS; SELECTED FINDINGS; SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VOLUME; PART I Religious understandings of children: Central beliefs and practices; CHAPTER I The concept of the child embedded in Jewish law
ADULT RESPONSIBILITIES TO CHILDREN: CENTRAL DUTIES AND RELIGIOUS PRACTICESBringing up children in the "discipline and instruction of the Lord": central rituals and practices; Caring for orphans and the poor; Educating your children and helping them discern a vocation; DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHILDREN; Honor your parents; Obey your parents; Disobey your parents and other adult authorities if they cause you to sin; Fear and love God; Go to school and study diligently for the future; Love and serve others in the present; IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSION
JEWISH RITUALS AND RE-ENACTMENT OF STORYShabbat; Passover; A Shavuot ritual; Simhat Torah; Purim and Hanukah; CONTEMPORARY CONCERNS AND ISSUES; CONCLUSION: THE BLUEPRINT OF THE SOUL; CHAPTER 3 Christian understandings of children: Central biblical themes and resources; THE NATURE AND STATUS OF CHILDREN; Gifts of God and sources of joy; Sinful creatures and moral agents; Developing beings who need instruction and guidance; Fully human and made in the image of God; Models of faith and sources of revelation; Orphans, neighbors, and strangers in need of justice and compassion
PARENTAL AND COMMUNAL OBLIGATIONS AND THE CONCEPTS AND VALUES OF CHILDREN THAT THEY EMBODYProcreation and infertility: children as the source of parental duties and blessings; Circumcision and birth rites for girls: children as members of the Jewish community in eternal covenant with God; Education in Judaism: children as active participants in, and ultimately transmitters of, the People Israel's ongoing covenant with God; Moral education: children as potentially moral people; Learning a trade: children as future working adults
Support of the child: children as their parents' fiduciary responsibility to God and as possessors of human dignityFILIAL DUTIES AND THE CONCEPTS AND VALUES THEY EMBODY; CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND ETHICAL CONCERNS; PARTNERS IN SERVICE OF GOD AND HUMANITY; CHAPTER 2 Children's spirituality in the Jewish narrative tradition; THE NATURE OF CHILDREN; Children's innate spiritual awareness; Original virtue and the evil inclination; THE ROLE OF CHILDREN IN COMMUNITY LIFE; Builders and interpreters of the Torah; Sense of wonder and awe; Children as partners in telling the story
Summary "This collection of essays by Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars underscores the significance of sustained and serious ethical, interreligious and interdisciplinary reflection on children. Essays in the first half of the volume discuss fundamental beliefs and practices within the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam regarding children, adult obligations to them, and a child's own obligations to others. The second half of the volume focuses on selected contemporary challenges regarding children and faithful responses to them. Marcia J. Bunge brings together scholars from various disciplines and diverse strands within these three religious traditions, representing several views on essential questions about the nature and status of children and adult-child relationships and responsibilities. The volume not only contributes to intellectual inquiry regarding children in the specific areas of ethics, religious studies, children's rights and childhood studies, but also provides resources for child advocates, religious leaders and those engaged in interreligious dialogue"-- Provided by publisher
"This collection of essays by Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scholars underscores the significance of sustained and serious ethical, interreligious, and interdisciplinary reflection on children. Essays in the first half of the volume discuss fundamental beliefs and practices within the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam regarding children, adult obligations to them, and a child's own obligations to others. The second half of the volume focuses on selected contemporary challenges regarding children and faithful responses to them. Marcia J. Bunge brings together scholars from various disciplines and diverse strands within these three religious traditions, representing several views on essential questions about the nature and status of children and adult-child relationships and responsibilities. The volume not only contributes to intellectual inquiry regarding children in the specific areas of ethics, religious studies, children's rights, and childhood studies, but also provides resources for child advocates, religious leaders, educators, and those engaged in interreligious dialogue"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Children and adults.
Children -- Conduct of life.
Children -- Religious aspects.
Children -- Religious life.
Children's rights -- Religious aspects.
Conduct of life.
Form Electronic book
Author Bunge, Marcia J. (Marcia JoAnn), 1954- editor
ISBN 0511894619 (electronic bk.)
1139549421 (electronic bk.)
1139554387
9780511894619 (electronic bk.)
9781139549424 (electronic bk.)
9781139554381