Child Liberation Theology

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The Kingdom of Children: A Liberation Theology

An Overview of Child Liberation Theology, 2022-2023 Series:

Part One: An Introduction to Child Liberation Theology

Part Two: Why Your Faith Community Needs Child Liberation Theology

Part Three: Your Family and Child Liberation Theology

Part Four: The Nuts and Bolts of Child Liberation Theology

Part Five (coming soon!): Why Child Liberation Theology Must be Intersectional

Part Six (coming soon!): Including Children in Child Liberation Theology

Part Seven (coming soon!): Resources for Further Learning

Also on this site:

Towards a Child Liberation Theology

The End of Child Liberation Theology

Centering Children: The Hermeneutics of Child Liberation Theology

God Is Child: The Child-Centric Christology of Janet Pais

Using vs. Liberating Children: How Child Theology Differs from Child Liberation Theology

Nico Botha on Children as Theological Hermeneutic

The Power of Adults Over Children: Oppressive or Liberative?

Desiderius Erasmus and the Child’s Right to Education

Miriam, Child Prophet

The Binding of Isaac as Cautionary Tale

Corporal Punishment as Religious Colonialism

The Efficacy of Corporal Punishment

The Message of Non-Violence is First and Foremost a Message to the Powerful

Teaching Children to Disobey

Love Does Not Abuse: The Parenting Philosophy of bell hooks

How Jesus Talked About Children

Guest post by Rebecca Stevens-Walter: Intergenerational Worship as Social Justice

I’m Publishing A Book!

Children Are Not Powerless: A Disagreement With Janet Pais

Preorder “The Kingdom of Children,” Coming November 2023!

A Child’s Right to Feel: An Interview with Rev. Benjamin Perry

Noah’s Flood and The Bible’s Unseen Children

Mr. Rogers and Child Liberation Theology

“The Kingdom of Children” is Officially Published!

On Cindy Wang Brandt’s Unfundamentalist Parenting site:

Tearing the Robe Twice: Christian Parenting and the Rape of Tamar

Reading Violent Bible Stories Through a Child Protection Lens

The Lot of the Abused: How We Shift the Blame Onto Victims

The Little Girl Who Saved the Mighty Man

Bearing Down on Them: What Parents Can Learn from Elisha and the 42 Boys

Children, Disobey Your Parents in the Lord, For This is Right

A Little Child Will Lead Them: Child Protection and the Kingdom of God

Child Protection Is For All God’s Children

Children as Theological Concern and Hermeneutic

We Live in an Anti-Child World

Revisiting Adam and Eve

Jesus as Child

Children Are Not Angels

Give Children Space to be Conscientious Objectors

Understanding Children’s Existential Struggles

It’s Time to Speak Out Against Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment is Violence. And Violence Against Children is Abuse.

Parenting Without Spanking

On Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out:

How We Marginalize Abuse Survivors: The Spirit of Ham

How We Marginalize Abuse Survivors: “All Have Sinned”

How We Marginalize Abuse Survivors: Valuing Forgiveness Over Protection

Featured elsewhere:

Troy Cady, “Child Theology as a Midrashic Process”

Craig L. Nessan, “Child Liberation Theology”

Craig L. Nessan, “Attending to the Cries of Children in Liberation Theologies,” Child Theology 

Shantelle Weber, “Beyond Welcoming to Engaging Children for God’s Kingdom,” God’s Heart for Children: Practical Theology from Global Perspectives

Rohan Nelson, “Suffer The Children: A Review Article”

Hannah Sutton-Adams, “Provisioning Stones and Snakes: Constructing an interdisciplinary heuristic of childhood religious trauma and abuse in the American Christian context”

Katherine HawkerSelf, “About the Little Girl”

Kholofelo C. Motha, Matthews M. Makgamatha, and Sharlene Swartz, “Towards emancipatory research methodologies with children in the African context: Practical possibilities and overcoming challenges”

The Faithful Feminists Podcast, “Star Wars and Stewardship”

Rohini Ghosh, “The Parenting Philosophy Of bell hooks: There Is No Love Without Justice”

Abram Kielsmeier-Jones, “Resurrecting Liberation Theology, for the Children”

Nadra Nittle, “The Girl With Too Much Spirit,” bell hooks’ Spiritual Vision: Buddhist, Christian, and Feminist

Missing Witches, “Nadra Nittle on bell hooks’ Spiritual Vision: We Can Create Our Own Spirituality”

Word & Way, “Review: bell hooks’ Spiritual Vision”

National Catholic Register, “New book ‘bell hooks’ Spiritual Vision’ celebrates and examines hooks’ interior life”

Human Restoration Project Podcast, “Child Liberation Theology w/ R.L. Stollar”

Sarah Stankorb, “A Liberation Theology, For Children”

CFCtoo, “The Kingdom of Children: A CFCtoo Discussion with R.L. Stollar”

By others:

Janet Pais, “Suffer the Children: A Theology of Liberation by a Victim of Child Abuse”

Adrian Thatcher, “A Theology of Liberation for Children”

Adrian Thatcher, “Theology and Children: Towards a Theology of Childhood”

Adrian Thatcher, “Justice for Children Too!”

Adrian Thatcher, “Marriage After Modernity: Christian Marriage in Postmodern Times”

Adrian Thatcher, “Theology and Families”

Daryl W. Edwards, “Black Child Liberation Theology: A Contemporary Christian Model for Mentoring Black Boys and Girls”

Selina Palm, “Seen But Not Heard? Engaging the Mechanisms of Faith to End Violence Against Children,” Childhood Vulnerabilities in South Africa: Some Ethical Perspectives

Douglas Sturm, “On the Suffering and Rights of Children: Toward a Theology of Childhood Liberation”

Kimberly Ann Shinabery, “Blessed are the children: a liberation theology for abused and neglected children”

Rebecca Stevens-Walter, “God of the Oppressed Child”

Rebecca Stevens-Walter, “This is My Body”

Rebecca Stevens-Walter, “The Church Has a Power Problem”

Rebecca Stevens-Walter, “Children are Living in Biblical Times”

Samantha Field, “Child Liberation Theology”

Beth Rooney, “Peer Teaching Project on Child Liberation Theology”

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