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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Luke 10:27; 1 Peter 4:11; Acts 6:1; Acts 6:3; Ephesians 2:8-10; Galatians 6:2; John 12:26; John 3:16; Luke 12:37; Luke 22:26-27; Mark 10:43; Mark 10:45; Mark 9:35; Matthew 19:14; Matthew 20:26-28; Matthew 23:11; Matthew 25:44; Philippians 1:1; Philippians 2:3-9;


In: this research paper there will be an examination of the theology and the responsibility of the Lutheran Church in social welfare work and particularly in its mission to emotionally disturbed children.

Although much has been said and written in the area of church and youth, little emphasis has been placed on reexamining the church's concern for emotionally disturbed children. This paper will not deal with juvenile delinquency per se even though there is a very fine distinction between juvenile delinquents and emotionally disturbed children since many juvenile delinquents are emotionally disturbed. But duet the limited amount of materials dealing specifically with emotionally disturbed children, books and periodical articles pertaining to the emotional disturbances of juvenile delinquents had to be utilized.

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