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

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Knopf, Feb 6, 1991 - Family & Relationships - 263 pages
Greven explores the religions and secular rationals for the physical punishment of children in America and challenges us to reexamine long-held assumptions.

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This book gives an excellent look at the effects and motivations of corporal punishment. The conclusion of the book strikes at the heart of the religious motivation of corporal punishment by stating ... Read full review

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Though overarching in nature, *Spare the Child* is quite convincing with its case that hitting a child for any reason is ineffective and causes repercussions not only to the child, but to the adult ... Read full review

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Philip Greven, professor of history at Rutgers University, is the author of "Four Generations" and "Child-Rearing Concepts, 1628-1861,"