The Bible and Children in Africa

Faculty/Professorship: New Testament Studies  
Author(s): Togarasei, Lovemore; Kügler, Joachim  ; Ademiluka, Solomon Olusola; Mwandayi, Canisius; Madzokere, Nyasha; Ruele, Moji A,; Museka, Godfrey; Machingura, Francis; Dube, Musa W.; Tabalaka, Abel; Wessels, Johannes; Feder, Stephanie; Hunter, Jannie; Sibanda, Fortune; Maposa, Richard S.; Ndlovu, Lovemore
Editors: Kügler, Joachim  ; Togarasei, Lovemore
Corporate Body: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Publisher Information: Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication: 2014
Pages: 233 ; Illustrationen
ISBN: 978-3-86309-288-7
Series ; Volume: Bible in Africa Studies ; 17 
Source/Other editions: Parallel erschienen als Druckausg. in der University of Bamberg Press, 2014 (17,50 EUR)
Language(s): English
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Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-SA - Attribution - ShareAlike 3.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-252876
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 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.
GND Keywords: Heilige Schrift; Afrika; Kind
Keywords: Child/Children/Childhood, Bible in Africa, Contextual Biblical Studies, Liberation Theology, Biblical Studies
DDC Classification: 220 The Bible  
RVK Classification: BC 7495   
Type: Conferenceobject
Year of publication: 16. January 2015

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