Adoption as Spiritual Praxis in Individualized Times
2012 (English)In: Dialog, ISSN 0012-2033, E-ISSN 1540-6385, Vol. 51, no 4, 323-329 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article reflects on the motive of child adoption as a counterpart to postmodern individualization. In western culture, where ideals like freedom of choice and self-expression are almost self-evident, a theological interpretation of child adoption is presented that questions the very foundation of individualization. It is argued that adoption as spiritual praxis reminds us of our dependence on the wider community and on God. The perception of children, parents, family, and human acting are further modified by the use of the adoption motive.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malden MA, USA: John Wiley & Sons, 2012. Vol. 51, no 4, 323-329 p.
adoption, children, community, dependence, freedom
Research subject Systematic Theology and Studies in Worldviews
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-188523DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6385.2012.00706.xISI: 000312246700009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-188523DiVA: diva2:578133