Christian parenting : wisdom and perspectives from American history / David P. Setran.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, (c)2022.Description: xi, 322 pages ; 23 cmISBN:
  • 0802874762 (paperback)
  • 9780802874764 (paperback)
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • BV4529.S495.C475 2022
Contents:
Introduction: In search of the "good" Christian parent
PART I. Colonial Christian parenting: 1620-1770.
The parent as evangelist: raising up a godly seed -- The parent as priest: leading children into God's presence -- The parent as prophet: feeding on God's truth -- The parent as king: marking the boundaries of authority
PART II. Victorian Christian parenting: 1830-1890.
The parent as architect: crafting a home environment to shape the child's soul -- The parent as mother: the maternal turn in American Christian parenting -- The parent as memory-maker: fashioning the tight-knit Christian family -- Conclusion: The legacy and future of Christian parenting.
Summary: "A survey of the varying ways in which American Protestants envisioned the task of childrearing during the colonial and Victorian eras, accompanied by reflections on what this historical legacy might mean for our understanding and practice of contemporary Christian parenting"--
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Includes bibliographies and index.

Introduction: In search of the "good" Christian parent

PART I. Colonial Christian parenting: 1620-1770.

The parent as evangelist: raising up a godly seed -- The parent as priest: leading children into God's presence -- The parent as prophet: feeding on God's truth -- The parent as king: marking the boundaries of authority

PART II. Victorian Christian parenting: 1830-1890.

The parent as architect: crafting a home environment to shape the child's soul -- The parent as mother: the maternal turn in American Christian parenting -- The parent as memory-maker: fashioning the tight-knit Christian family -- Conclusion: The legacy and future of Christian parenting.

"A survey of the varying ways in which American Protestants envisioned the task of childrearing during the colonial and Victorian eras, accompanied by reflections on what this historical legacy might mean for our understanding and practice of contemporary Christian parenting"--

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