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The spiritual life of children

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For 30 years Robert Coles has been talking and listening to children all over the world and recording their responses to crises, to hardship and sorrow and to moral and political pressure. In this one of eight volumes in his Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Children of Crisis, he speaks to and for the religious and spiritual lives of children, conveying their views of salvation and righteousness, their experience of God and their ways of understanding the ultimate meaning of their own lives.
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Grouping Title spiritual life of children
Grouping Author coles robert
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display_description A look at faith through the voices of children from varied religious backgrounds, by the Pulitzer-winning author of The Moral Intelligence of Children. A New York Times Notable Book What do children think about when they consider God, Heaven and Hell, the value of life in the here and now, and the inevitability of death? Child psychiatrist, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, and Harvard professor Robert Coles spent thirty years interviewing hundreds of children-from South America and Europe to Africa and the Middle East-who are developing concepts of faith even as they struggle to understand its contradictions. Be they Catholic or Protestant, Jewish children from Boston, Pakistani children in London, agnostics, Native Americans, or young Christians in the American South, they offer honest, enlightening and sometimes startling ideas of a spiritual existence. A Hopi girl who knows for a fact that we are resurrected as birds; an African American child who believes God exists as a hurricane to 'blow away' drug dealers; a young Christian who needs his faith to cope with the death of his sister, lest she be just 'a big heartache to us till the day we die'; and a Tennessee child who rationalizes his belief by admitting that 'if there's no God, that's all there is, ashes.'
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subject_facet Children -- Religious life, Electronic books
title_display The spiritual life of children
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title_short The spiritual life of children
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