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The Children's God - David Heller

The Children's God

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Published: 1st January 1986
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
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How do children imagine God? Surprisingly, few researchers have asked this question. In crayon drawings, doll-play, letters, and carefully designed interviews, the forty children in David Heller's study reveal a rich array of spiritual imagery. Though Heller does find some differing views attributable to age, gender, and religious background (the children were Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, and Hindu), he discovers to a surprising degree a common vision of God that cuts across ethnic and religious differences. He also considers related issues of school prayer and the psychology of religion.

Preface
Introduction: Children's Conceptions
The Method: In Search of the Children's God
Religious Themes
Age Themes
Gender Themes
Personality Themes
The Family: A Socialization Scenario
Common Themes
Conclusion: Implications for Childhood Religion
Epilogue: For Children Only?
Appendix
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780226326368
ISBN-10: 0226326365
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st January 1986
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 14.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.24