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

4.34 avg rating
( 35 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780679733386: Spare The Child: The Religios Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"The great value of Spare the Child lies in its shock of awareness. The subject enters our minds and hearts in a new way, and we are forced to imagine a world in which the hitting of a child is against the laws of both man and God." -- Chicago Tribune


"The force of Greven's case serves to drive the reader to the book's conclusion....You cannot read [it] without reviewing your most fundamental attitudes about human behavior."

-- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

"A gift from an enlightened historian to every person. It provides us with crucial information ignored or silenced throughout the world. A step toward a more enlightened and peaceful society."

-- Alice Miller, author of For Your Own Good

Synopsis:

Assesses the practice and consequences of physical punishment and recommends the use of nonviolent methods of childrearing.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780394578606: Spare the child: The religious roots of punishment and the psychological impact of physical abuse

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0394578600 ISBN 13: 9780394578606
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Greven P
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (1994)
ISBN 10: 0679733388 ISBN 13: 9780679733386
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AAV9780679733386

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Greven, Philip
ISBN 10: 0679733388 ISBN 13: 9780679733386
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 413058-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.98
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Greven P
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (1994)
ISBN 10: 0679733388 ISBN 13: 9780679733386
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AAV9780679733386

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

4.

Greven, Philip J.
Published by Vintage Books USA 3/3/1992 (1992)
ISBN 10: 0679733388 ISBN 13: 9780679733386
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Vintage Books USA 3/3/1992, 1992. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780679733386

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Greven, Philip
Published by Random House USA Inc (1994)
ISBN 10: 0679733388 ISBN 13: 9780679733386
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Random House USA Inc, 1994. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780679733386

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Greven P
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (1994)
ISBN 10: 0679733388 ISBN 13: 9780679733386
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # LIE9780679733386

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Philip J. Greven
Published by Vintage (1992)
ISBN 10: 0679733388 ISBN 13: 9780679733386
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
California Books
(MIAMI, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Vintage, 1992. Condition: New. This book is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # I-9780679733386

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Greven, Philip
Published by Random House USA Inc (1994)
ISBN 10: 0679733388 ISBN 13: 9780679733386
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Random House USA Inc, 1994. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780679733386

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Philip J. Greven
Published by Vintage (1992)
ISBN 10: 0679733388 ISBN 13: 9780679733386
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Vintage, 1992. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0679733388

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
19.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Greven, Philip J.
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0679733388 ISBN 13: 9780679733386
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)

Book Description Vintage. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0679733388 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780679733386

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.24
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book