The Child's Song / Edition 1

The Child's Song / Edition 1

by Donald Capps
     
 

ISBN-10: 066425554X

ISBN-13: 9780664255541

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Theological ideas and biblical injunctions have frequently been employed to legitimate the physical abuse of children. Some theological ideas are inherently abusive because they create fear in a child's mind, causing a child to feel alone, odd, and of little worth. Donald Capps exposes the abuses that theology and the Bible have inflicted on vast numbers of

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Overview

Theological ideas and biblical injunctions have frequently been employed to legitimate the physical abuse of children. Some theological ideas are inherently abusive because they create fear in a child's mind, causing a child to feel alone, odd, and of little worth. Donald Capps exposes the abuses that theology and the Bible have inflicted on vast numbers of children. In particular, he is concerned with the "hidden" abuses of children by well-intentioned adults and the role that religion plays in the legitimation of these abuses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664255541
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
0.48(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
IThe Loss of Innocence
1Alice Miller on "the Mutilated Soul"3
2Augustine: The Vicious Cycle of Child Abuse21
3Religious Sources of Childhood Trauma37
4Letter to the Hebrews: The Lasting Effects of Childhood Trauma58
5Abraham and Isaac: The Sacrificial Impulse78
6The Child Jesus as Endangered Self96
IIReclaiming The Garden
7A Garden of Childhood Verses129
8The Soul Made Happy156
Notes
Index

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