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Author Newey, Edmund.
Title Children of God : the child as source of theological anthropology / Edmund Newey.
Imprint Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2013.

Author Newey, Edmund.
Subject Children -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Theological anthropology -- Christianity.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 227 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 'God made Man Greater when He made Him less': Traherne's Iconic Child -- 'Sense Deified': Humanity in Divinity -- 'L'Élève de la nature': The Rousseauvian Shift -- 'Die reine Offenbarung des Göttlichen': Who is Schleiermacher's Child? -- 'Einheimisch' or 'Neugeboren'?: The Whereabouts of Schleiermacher's Child -- 'La théologie détendue': Péguy's Liturgical Child -- 'L'Éternel dans le temporel': The Child as Icon of Hope -- Conclusion.
Summary Children of God uncovers the significant, but largely unnoticed, place of the child as a prototype of human flourishing in the work of four authors spanning the modern period. Shedding new light on the role of the child figure in modernity, and in theological responses to it, the book makes an important contribution to the disciplines of historical theology, theology and literature and ecumenical theology. Through a careful exploration of the continuities and differences in the work of Thomas Traherne, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Schleiermacher and Charles Péguy, it traces the ways in which their distinctive responses to human childhood structured the broader pattern of their theology, showing how they reached beyond the confines of academic theology and exercised a lasting influence on their literary and cultural context.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781409434115 (electronic bk.)
1409434117 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 813844860
Additional Format Print version: Newey, Edmund. Children of God. Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2013 9781409434108 (DLC) 2012015034 (OCoLC)793814181