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

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He that spareth his rod 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 range from spankings to brutal beatings. This learned and deeply disturbing work of history examines both the religious roots of corporal punishment in America and its consequences — in the minds of children, in adults, and in our national tendencies 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 rare works of scholarship that have the power to change our lives.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-248) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

PART I. The Problem

PART II. Experiences

Moral Suasion and Nonviolence

Before Conscious Memory Begins

Memories of Pain and Punishments

Disciplined Death

PART III. Rationales

Religious Rationales

Biblical Roots

Eternal Punishment

Breaking Wills

Methodologies of Punishment

The Last Resort

Secular Rationales

Judicial Justifications

Behaviorist Arguments

PART IV. Consequences

Anxiety and Fear

Anger and Hate

Empathy and Apathy

Melancholy and Depression

Obsessiveness and Rigidity

Ambivalence: Protect and Destroy

Dissociation

Paranoia

Sadomasochism

Domestic Violence

Aggression and Delinquency

Authoritarianism

The Apocalyptic Impulse

PART V. Choices

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679733386
Author:
Greven, Philip
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Philip J. Greven, Jr.
Author:
Greven, Philip J. Jr
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
History
Subject:
Child Care
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Parenting - Discipline
Subject:
Discipline of children
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Corporal punishment
Subject:
Child abuse -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Child abuse -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Psychology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
127
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
7.84x5.06x.73 in. .82 lbs.

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