The Bible and Children in Africa

  • The relationship between the Bible and Children in Africa is a topic of highest relevance. This book is treating it in two main perspectives which often are intertwined: | The exegetical perspective “Children in the Bible” is dealing with the concepts of childhood in biblical texts, asking for example: How are children conceived in different texts. What is their status in family, society and church? What is their relation to God? What is the metaphoric use of childhood in biblical soteriology? What is the function and meaning of calling adult persons “children” (of God, or of the Apostle)? | The contextual perspective “African children of today and the Bible” is dealing with the different life settings African children find themselves in and how the Bible is present in these life settings. Here the questions for example are: What is the status of children in family and society? How are traditional concepts of childhood changing under the conditions of poverty, HIV/AIDS and violence? How are the ideas and ideals of childhood influencThe relationship between the Bible and Children in Africa is a topic of highest relevance. This book is treating it in two main perspectives which often are intertwined: | The exegetical perspective “Children in the Bible” is dealing with the concepts of childhood in biblical texts, asking for example: How are children conceived in different texts. What is their status in family, society and church? What is their relation to God? What is the metaphoric use of childhood in biblical soteriology? What is the function and meaning of calling adult persons “children” (of God, or of the Apostle)? | The contextual perspective “African children of today and the Bible” is dealing with the different life settings African children find themselves in and how the Bible is present in these life settings. Here the questions for example are: What is the status of children in family and society? How are traditional concepts of childhood changing under the conditions of poverty, HIV/AIDS and violence? How are the ideas and ideals of childhood influenced by the Bible? What is the role of the Bible in child-education? Can children’s rights be established with help of the Bible? This volume of BiAS 17 is collecting the papers presented at the 2012 BiAS meeting in Gaborone, Botswana, with some additional contributions.show moreshow less

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Institutes:Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften / Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Author:Lovemore Togarasei, Joachim Kügler, Solomon Ademiluka, Canisius Mwandayi, Nyasha Madzokere, Moji A, Ruele, Godfrey Museka, Francis Machingura, Musa W. Dube, Abel Tabalaka, Johannes Wessels, Stephanie Feder, Johannes Hunter, Fortune Sibanda, Richard Maposa, Lovemore Ndlovu
Editor:Lovemore Togarasei, Joachim Kügler
Publishing Institution:Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Place of publication:Bamberg
Publisher:University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication:2014
Pages / Size:233 S. : Ill.
Collections (Serial Number):Bible in Africa Studies (17)
Source/Other editions:Parallel erschienen als Druckausg. in der University of Bamberg Press, 2014 (17,50 EUR)
To order a print copy: http://www.uni-bamberg.de/ubp/
SWD-Keyword:Heilige Schrift ; Afrika ; Kind ; Online-Publikation
Keywords:Bible in Africa; Biblical Studies; Child/Children/Childhood; Contextual Biblical Studies; Liberation Theology
DDC-Classification:2 Religion / 22 Bibel / 220 Bibel
RVK-Classification:BC 7495
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-252876
ISBN:978-3-86309-288-7
ISBN:978-3-86309-289-4
Document Type:Konferenzveröffentlichung
Language:English
Publishing Institution:University of Bamberg Press, Universitätsbibliothek Bamberg
Release Date:2015/01/16
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen (cc sa)

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