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Philip J. Greven, Jr.

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The Protestant Temperament

Written by Philip J. Greven, Jr.


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $25.99

Bringing together an extraordinary richness of evidence—from letters, diaries, and other intimate family writing of the 17th and 18th centuries—Philip Greven, the distinguished scholar of colonial history explores the strikingly distinctive ways in which Protestant children were reared, and the Protestant temperament shaped, in America.

Through this cache of remarkable and remarkably... Read more >

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Spare the Child
The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse
Written by Philip J. Greven, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 284 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $19.00

Greven’s pioneering work explores the religious and secular rationales for the physical punishment of American children through four centuries, the emotional and psychological consequences, and the resultant misshaping of American character and culture. Greven argues that physical punishment, from the mildest and most infrequent to the most severe and deadly, forms... Read more >
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Spare the Child
The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse
Written by Philip J. Greven, Jr.


Format: eBook, 284 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $16.99

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