Exploring God-images of children: implications for pastoral counseling

Full Title
Exploring God-images of children: implications for pastoral counseling
Author
Sue M Scott
Abstract
This project analyzes and compares the God-images of three children, each distinguished by a different parental figure: intact, blended, and single parent. Grounding the study in Sallie McFague's model of God as parent, the project employs David Heller's methodology to investigate each child's image of God in a two-hour interview, finding several common themes: sexual identity, female identity development, separation and inequality, intimacy, creation, comforter, authority, and dynamic action. A child's parental experience does inform who God gets to be.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Lallene J Rector
Language
English
Date
1998
Number of Pages
165