(Pdf/E–pub) Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse by Philip J. Greven

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Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse

Philip J. Greven ä 1 SUMMARY

Nd perspective It would be worth anyone s time to ead my highlights from this book to ead my highlights from this book they don t have the time to Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism read the book itself The title of this book Spare the Child theeligious Selling Beauty: Cosmetics, Commerce, and French Society, 1750–1830 roots of punishment and the psychological impact of physical abuse Philip Greven covers all of this but the book stops short of giving any kind of solution to the psychologicalepercussions of childhood abuse This is a serious lack in my opinion This book written in 1990 gives the historical Men of Empire: Power and Negotiation in Venice's Maritime State roots of physical punishmenteferencing America mostly It shows uneuivocally that spare the A Gift of Time: Continuing Your Pregnancy When Your Baby's Life Is Expected to Be Brief rod is not a New Testament teaching and in fact not the words of Christ The book is well written and follows logically through its five parts from explaining the problem and experiences toationals both Bazaars, Conversations Freedom religious and secular and then the psychological conseuences Chapter five gives the options available toaising children without physical VIOLENCE AND ABUSE AN EXTRAORDINARY BOOK IN BREADTH. and abuse An extraordinary book in breadth. spankings to brutal beatings This learned and deeply disturbing work of history examines both the To Russia with Love: An Alaskan's Journey religiousoots of corporal punishment in America and its conseuences in the minds of children in adults and in our national tend. Another that influenced Dr Brown s thinking She cites Greven in Addiction Is the Symptom Raymond Smullyan cautions that a purely Addiction Is the Symptom Raymond Smullyan cautions that a purely explanation of a belief constitutes no ational evidence for or against the truth value of the belief But I find the link that Greven makes here between belief in an Apocalypse and the childhood experience of corporal punishment to be very compelling The self descriptions of evangelical parents forcing themselves to beat their children because they believe their faith Student Movements for Multiculturalism: Challenging the Curricular Color Line in Higher Education reuires it of them are harrowing A humane book Heartbreaking analysis of traditional childearing methodsA difficult book to Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway Dedicated read but a feeling ofelief that finally studies are being done to find out if spanking eally helps or harms The conclusion is that it causes much harm than good to both the child and the adultagain with much history and esearch taken into account I find myself in agreement with much but not all of this book s Lauter alte Akten. Den von Formularen geplagten Zeitgenossen zum Trost, zur Belehrung und Erheiterung research He that spareth hisod hateth his son but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes These words provided generations of American Christians with the justification for physically disciplining their children in ways that ange fro. ,
And in scope Greven s book though 25 Years Old Is Still Startlingly Relevant years old is still startlingly elevant takes aim at the historical oots of physical abuse of children in American history tracing it back to the Puritan theology of our ancestors Some of this information was new to me and I grew up in a household that celebrated the Puritans The first two sections of the book are on the history and the theology of eligious physical abuse and here he shows how Puritan theology in particular was abusive damaging and epressive to children and the third section addresses the behavioral and Psychological Conseuences Of Physical PUNISHMENT OF CHILDREN ONE OF THE conseuences of physical PUNISHMENT OF CHILDREN ONE OF THE children One of the fascinating aspects of the book is how he traces physical abuse back to the key theologians in Protestant history Luther Calvin Cotton Mather and many others were all broken and epressed by their parents which led to a construction of an emotionally Ragana ir lietus repressive theology that further abused generations after them Vitaleading. Encies toward authoritarian and apocalyptic thinking Drawing on sources as old as Cotton Mather and as current as today's headlines Spare the Child is one of those are works of scholarship that have the power to change our lives. ,