Caldwell appointed to JCR editorial board

04-26-2010 by

Geoff Ashmun

Dr. Lib Caldwell, Harold Blake Walker Professor of Pastoral Theology and Associate Dean of Advising and Formation at McCormick Theological Seminary, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Childhood and Religion (JCR), a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary forum for scholars engaged in issues related to children and religion.

The 2004 recipient of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators’ Educator of the Year Award and a member of the Presbyterian Publishing Board, Caldwell is one of the leading scholars on the spiritual formation of children and youth. She has published numerous books and articles on the subject including Making a Home for Faith: Nurturing the Spiritual Life of Your Children (United Church Press, 2007), The Shelter, Nurture and Spiritual Fellowship of God’s Children  (Geneva, 2006) and Leaving Home with Faith: Nurturing the Spiritual Life of our Youth (United Church Press, 2003).

Launched earlier this year, the JCR resources a range of subjects including but not limited to religious studies, biblical studies, the range of human sciences, pastoral psychology, practical theology, pastoral theology, religious education, psychology of religion, sociology of religion, counseling psychology, social work, and cultural studies. The journal welcomes original scholarship by recognized experts in their respective fields, but also seeks submissions from junior scholars.

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