When Children Became People

When Children Became People

by O. M. Bakke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800637259

ISBN-13: 9780800637255

Pub. Date: 03/31/2005

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

Bakke paints a fascinating picture of children's first real emergence as people against a backdrop of the ancient world.

Using theological and social history research, Bakke compares Greco-Roman and Christian attitudes toward abortion and child prostitution, pedagogy and moral upbringing, and the involvement of children in liturgy and church life. He also assesses

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Bakke paints a fascinating picture of children's first real emergence as people against a backdrop of the ancient world.

Using theological and social history research, Bakke compares Greco-Roman and Christian attitudes toward abortion and child prostitution, pedagogy and moral upbringing, and the involvement of children in liturgy and church life. He also assesses Christian attitudes toward children in the church's developing doctrinal commitments.

Today, growing numbers of children are impoverished, exploited, abandoned, orphaned, or killed. Bakke's insightful work begins to untangle the roots of their complex plight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800637255
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Publication date:
03/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,236,470
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Children in the Greco-Roman world15
3Patristic teaching about the nature of children and their characteristics56
4Abortion, infanticide and Expositio, and sexual relations between children and adults110
5Making "athletes of Christ" : upbringing and education of children152
6Children's participation in worship223
7Children and a life of religious perfection260
8Early Christians and the humanity of children280

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