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The Child in American Evangelicalism and the Problem of Affluence

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This work presents an evangelical theology of the child nurtured in the context of American evangelicalism and affluence. It empl... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

This work presents an evangelical theology of the child nurtured in the context of American evangelicalism and affluence. It employs an eclectic theological-critical method to produce a theological anthropology of the affluent American-evangelical child (AAEC) through interdisciplinary evangelical engagement of American history, sociology, and economics. Sims articulates how affluence constitutes a significant impediment to evangelical nurture of the AAEC in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Thus, the problem he addresses is nurture in evangelical affluence, conceived as a theological-anthropological problem. Nurture in the cultural matrices of the evangelical affluence generated by technological consumer capitalism in the U.S. impedes spiritual and moral formation of the AAEC for discipleship in the way of the cross. This impediment risks disciplinary formation of the AAEC for capitalist culture, cultivates delusional belief that life consists in an abundance of possessions, and hinders the practice of evangelical liberation of the poor on humanity's underside. The result is the AAEC's spiritual-moral lack in late modernity. Chapter 1 introduces the problem of the AAEC. Chapters 2 and 3 provide a diachronic lens for the theological anthropology of the AAEC through critical assessment of the theological anthropologies of the child in Jonathan Edwards, Horace Bushnell, and Lawrence Richards. Chapters 4 and 5 constitute the synchronic perspective of the AAEC. Chapter 4 presents an evangelical sociology of the AAEC, drawing upon William Corsaro's theory of interpretive reproductions, and chapter 5 constructs an evangelical theology of the AAEC through critical interaction with John Schneider's moral theology of affluence. Chapter 6, Whither the AAEC?, concludes with a recapitulation of the work and a forecast of possible futures for the AAEC in the twenty-first century.



Autorentext

David Sims is the father of eight American evangelical children (including a foster son) nurtured in the matrices of affluence generated by the inexorable advent of technological consumer capitalism in the United States since World War II. He earned his PhD in 2006 at the University of Durham in Durham, England. He is the Chair of Theological Studies and teaches systematic theology at the Anglican School of Ministry in Little Rock, Arkansas, and serves on the Board of Mentors for Peacemaker Ministries.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Child in American Evangelicalism and the Problem of Affluence
Untertitel: A Theological Anthropology of the Affluent American-Evangelical Child in Late Modernity
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EAN: 9781498270069
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Genre: Religion, Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 346
Veröffentlichung: 01.06.2009
Dateigrösse: 2.5 MB