Forbid Not the Little Ones: The Spirituality of Children in the Celtic Christian Tradition

From: Volume 4, Issue 2: Fall 2007, Children's Spirituality Pages 238-251

Abstract

Rather than forbidding the participation of children in various spiritual life practices and pursuits, the Christian Celts were careful to encourage and nurture the spiritual gifts of their children. Celtic Christian beliefs and practices regarding children's spirituality yield perceptive insights into the contemporary nurture of children and the spiritual wholeness of families and communities. Studying the spirituality of children in the context of this unique Christian tradition offers relevant implications for understanding the spiritual, emotional, and relational formation of today's children.

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