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Some Theological Issues around Child Protection

Reid, Duncan (2006) Some Theological Issues around Child Protection. Journal of Anglican Studies, 4 (1). pp. 107-112. ISSN 1740-3553

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Abstract

This short piece seeks to offer a theological framing to the issues raised by Garth Blake in his very fine article ‘Child Protection and the Anglican Church of Australia’ in the same issue of JAS. What are some of the theological issues behind the current state of affairs with regard to child protection, and the church's attempts to remedy past failures to protect the children in its care? Several clusters of theological issues are outlined: responsibility, or the duty of care; forgiveness and betrayal of trust; sin and scapegoating; gospel and law; and the problem of meaning.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Betrayal, forgiveness, responsibility, scapegoating, trust.
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Pastoral Studies
C - Systematic Theology
Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
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Depositing User: Rev Dr Duncan Reid
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2013 14:30
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 14:30
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1293

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