Author: Marcia J. Bunge

Marcia J. Bunge is Professor of Religion and the Bernhardson Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College and Extraordinary Research Professor at North-West University in South Africa.  She has published six volumes on the topic of children and childhood in world religions including, Child Theology: Diverse Methods and Global Perspectives (Orbis, 2011), The Child in the Bible (Eerdmans, 2008) and The Child in Christian Thought (Eerdmans, 2001).

Lutheran Foundations for Promoting Child Well-being and Addressing Child Maltreatment

[1] Children and young people today face a host of ongoing and newly emerging challenges.[1] In countries rich and poor, many experience poverty, malnutrition, maltreatment, abuse, and a lack of adequate education and health care. Children and families struggle to meet even their basic needs under difficult circumstances when they are fleeing political unrest or […]

Rediscovering the Dignity and Complexity of Children: Resources from the Christian Tradition

[1] Certainly many people today are concerned about children in our midst and in our wider culture, and we all wonder: Are they being raised with love and affection? Are they receiving a good education? Are they safe in their homes and schools? Are they being exposed to good role models? Will they have a […]