The author, a psychiatrist and writer, explores the results of more than 30 years of talking and listening to children around the world about their inner lives. He evokes their thoughts and feelings about the meaning of life, and at the same time their insights into the religious beliefs of adults.
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Robert Coles is a winner of the National Medal of Freedom.From Library Journal:
Pulitzer prize-winning Harvard child psychiatrist Coles, a social scientist and prolific writer of books dealing with children's perceptions of poverty, moral and political stress, and crisis, shares his research regarding children's understanding of and reflections on spiritual matters. Inspired by his psychoanalytic training and a conversation with Anna Freud, Coles interviewed in-depth over 500 Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and agnostic children, ages eight to 12, living in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. What Cole delivers, in between thoughtful but nonjargonistic explanations of children's remarks and art work, are detailed, fascinating conversations between an expert interviewer and children struggling to understand God and the contradictions of their religious teachings. Recommended for larger public and college library collections and church/synagogue libraries. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 7/90.
-Janice Arenofsky, formerly with Arizona State Lib., Phoenix
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Book Description T. & T. Clark Publishers, Ltd., 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0005993105
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