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

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

Philip Greven

Overview

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

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