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The Child's Song

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Theological ideas and biblical injunctions have frequently been employed to legitimate the physical abuse of children. Some theological ideas are inherently abusive because they create fear in a child's mind, causing a child to feel alone, odd, and of little worth. Donald Capps exposes the abuses that theology and the Bible have inflicted on vast numbers of children. In pa ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published January 1995)
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Richard
Capp explores many themes of Alice Miller. For example, the vicious cycle of child abuse, and the mutilated soul. This book will make you want to do something to end the religious abuse of children.

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This book is an important but disturbing look at the mixed messages and hidden curriculum in modern churches. Congregations which paradoxically use blind obedience while asking one to trust a loving God who kills can either provoke a crisis of personality or a self-destruc
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Natalie Baker
This book does NOT have a solid foundation. Capps has a way of disregarding scripture, and I shrugged my shoulders at first, but eventually his amendments started talking away significantly from the gospel. So nope.
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Donald Eric Capps was born in Omaha, NE, USA on January 30, 1939. After studying at Lewis & Clark College (B.A. 1960) and Yale Divinity School (B.D. 1963, S.T.M. 1965) and University of Chicago (M.A. 1966), he earned his Ph.D. also at the University of Chicago in 1970. His dissertation explored a psycho-historical analysis of the personality of the English theologian John Henry Cardinal Newman ...more
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