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Nurturing the Prayer Life of Children

Mountain, Vivienne (2014) Nurturing the Prayer Life of Children. In: Education Matters. Veritas, Ireland, pp. 395-427. ISBN 978 1 84730 569 5

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Abstract

This chapter is a brief investigation into the prayer life of children. Three aspects of truth are embraced in this theological reflection. First, there is the truth from my own experience; second, the truth from my faith background of Scripture and Church; and third, the truth from our contemporary culture involving two scientific research projects. The major part of this chapter will focus on peer reviewed research, related to children and prayer. It is my hope that this work will give teachers, chaplains, counsellors and pastoral workers a greater ability to nurture and develop the prayer life of the children in their care – an encouragement to their spiritual life in relation with the Divine.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: children, prayer, experience, research, church, ministry, education, nurture
Fields of Research: 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine > 110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170111 Psychology of Religion
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Pastoral Studies
A - Philosophy
D - Religious Education
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Vivienne Mountain
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2014 00:49
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 01:18
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1630

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