Why Child Theology?

Children and Theology

Statistically speaking, over one-third of the world’s population are under the age of fifteen, and a staggering 85% of these children live in the majority world.[1] Dan Brewster argues that in today’s world, these children are an overlooked “people group” who warrant greater missiological attention. [2]

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Not only is the vast size of the population of children in the majority world a reason to investigate our ‘Child Theology’ further, but it is also true that these children are some of the most at socially marginalised, unheard and vulnerable people on our planet today: “Most children at the turn of the century are ‘children at risk’… They are hungry, homeless and hurting.”[3] These children lack the ability to act on their own behalf to ensure their own safety, as one author explains; “Children suffer from a double disadvantage precisely because they are children… the child lacks the ability…

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