The Power of Children Hardback

The Construction of Christian Families in the Greco-Roman World

by Margaret Y. MacDonald;

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The Power of Children

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The Power of Children examines Christian teaching about children in the context of family life in the Roman world. Specifically, author Margaret Y. MacDonald measures the impact of the New Testament's household codes (Colossians 3:18-4:1; Ephesians 5:21-6:9; the Pastoral letters) for understanding the status and role of children in Christian homes and assemblies. By allowing children to frame her analysis, MacDonald demonstrates that the rigid social divisions of the period (wives-husbands, children-parents, slaves-masters) were far more complex and overlapping within the Christian context--highlighting the way in which Christian families challenged the prevailing imperial ideology. From curbing sexual abuse to the practice of pseudo-parenting and the teaching roles of both men and women in the family, MacDonald documents the development of a distinctly Christian perspective that valued children as members in the household of God.

The Power of Children by Margaret Y. MacDonald was published by Baylor University Press in September 2014. The ISBN for The Power of Children is 9781481302234.

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Details for The Power of Children

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBaylor University Press (September 2014)
Number of Pages248
Thickness25 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4295200
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