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A Graceful Embrace: Theological Reflections on Adopting Children By Volume editor John Swinton

A Graceful Embrace: Theological Reflections on Adopting Children by Volume editor John Swinton

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This book significantly deepens the contemporary discussion of the theology and practice of adopting children. Both interdisciplinary and international, the volume offers a unique and uniquely insightful vision of Christian adoption that unites practical and theoretical perspectives.

A Graceful Embrace: Theological Reflections on Adopting Children Summary

A Graceful Embrace: Theological Reflections on Adopting Children by Volume editor John Swinton

This book significantly deepens the contemporary discussion of the theology and practice of adopting children. Though adoption appears prominently in Scripture, contemporary adoption practice has thus far proceeded without serious theological engagement. This book seeks to fill this gap by offering a theological and ethical perspective on adoption that not only clarifies and complicates contemporary understandings of adoption, but also throws fresh light on family, community, vocation, and even what it means to be human. Both interdisciplinary and international, the volume is brings together theologians and ethicists from Europe, the UK, Canada and the United States. A rich set of reflections from both practical and theoretical perspectives offers a unique and uniquely insightful vision of Christian adoption. Contributors are: Dale P. Andrews, Jana Marguerite Bennett, Marco Derks, R. Ruard Ganzevoort, Bill McAlpine, Kirsten Sonkyo Oh, Sarah Shea, Paul Shrier, Henning Theissen, Hans. G. Ulrich, Karin Ulrich-Eschemann, Heather Walton, Brent Waters, Nick Watson.

About Volume editor John Swinton

John Swinton is professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care at the University of Aberdeen. His main areas of research include the relationship between spirituality, theology and health, the theology of disability, and qualitative research methodologies. Brian Brock is Reader in Practical and Moral Theology at the University of Aberdeen. His main areas of research include the use of scripture in Christian ethics, disability theology, and the ethics of technological development.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword List of Tables Notes on Contributors Introduction John Swinton and Brian Brock Adoption: A Theological Account 1 On Language, Children and God: Naming, Dominion and Domination Brian Brock 2 Why Christians Should (Not) Choose Adoption Jana Marguerite Bennett 3 Belonging: A Theological and Moral Inquiry into Adoption Brent Waters 4 ``Entrusted for Creaturely Life within God's Story -- The Ethos of Adoption in Theological Perspective'' Hans G. Ulrich 5 Adoption in Christian Social Ethics: Reflections from a German Perspective Henning Thei\unichr{00DF}en 6 The Importance of Knowing Where You Come from Karin Ulrich-Eschemann Explorations in Living out Adoption 7 Why Would I Look for My Parents?: Living Peaceably with the Only Family I Have John Swinton 8 Why is Adoption Such a Difficult Choice?: A Practical Theology Inquiry Dale P. Andrews 9 Identity and the Adoption Triad William R. McAlpine 10 Theological Reflection on Inter-country Adoptions of Special Needs Children from Mainland China Sarah Shea 11 Unnatural Ties: How Adoption Queers the Family R. Ruard Ganzevoort and Marco Derks 12 Embraced in God's Trembling-Womb Love: A Theology of Adoption Kirsten Sonkyo Oh 13 Between Ascension and Pentecost: A Theology of Adoption Heather Walton 14 Jonathan and Me: Constructing a Movie, Constructing Ourselves Paul Shrier References Index

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A Graceful Embrace: Theological Reflections on Adopting Children by Volume editor John Swinton
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Brill
2017-12-07
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