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A Theological Response to Street Children: An Empirical Study

 
Potana Venkateswara Rao (Author) Christian Heritage Rediscovered
Synopsis

This book is meant to be a squeaky wheel to bring up the issue of street children evaluating their present condition globally as well as locally. This well-explored presentation focuses on the subject which otherwise was always neglected within the social sciences especially in theological studies. Presently, several Social Work Agencies & NGOs are working to rehabilitate these street children, but still this social disease needs serious attention by the public at large and especially by the Christian community.

During the Biblical times `street children' was not a serious issue as it is now, but there are instances that can help us to understand God's concern for the poor and rejected people on the streets, which includes children also. The Bible has much to say on the provision and protection of the children. Contrary to the Bible sayings, these runaway kids get involved in social crimes as well as sexual abuse and consequently develop HIV infection. The missiological research on children proves that this is the right age to help them to know God who can liberate them from all the oppressive structures.

The Author carefully ties in the problem of street children around the world with the humane acts already done by Christians. But, he is also concerned with the increasing number of street children especially in India. This well-researched, compassionate, and groundbreaking book is for those who have a real concern for these special gifts of God.

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About the author

Potana Venkateswara Rao

Sri Potana Venkateswara Rao, who is known as Bhakta Potana, is basically from Andhra Pradesh. He did his graduation in English literature from Acharya Nagarjuna University and also earned Masters in Social Work from the same University. He is also MA in Religion and Philosophy from Madurai Kamaraj University. Apart from this academic education, he is dedicated for spiritual education. He did his Master of Divinity from GFA Seminary, Tiruvalla, Kerala. He also did his theological research program Master of Theology from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune. At present, he is doing his PhD Research with the University of Mysore through South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS). He lives in Banglore with his wife Rita and three kids: Sophia, Lydia and Ashish Vidwan.

Bhakta has been teaching God's word to the university students in India. His three years (1993-1996) as a student leader and eleven years (2000-2011) as a full time staff, in association with Union of Evangelical Students of India (UESI) opened opportunities to impact college and university students of both South and North India. He is not only an academician but he is a man on the Mission field who is down to earth.

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Bibliographic information

Title A Theological Response to Street Children: An Empirical Study
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.07.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9351480534 , 9789351480532
length xvii+98p., Illustrations; 22cm.