When Children Became People The Birth Of Childhood In Early Christianity by Odd Magne Bakke

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Published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers .

Written in English

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  • Christianity,
  • Social conditions,
  • History of doctrines,
  • Christianity - Christian Life - General,
  • To 1500,
  • Children (Christian theology),
  • Religion - Church History,
  • History,
  • Religion,
  • Early church, ca. 30-600,
  • Christianity - History - General,
  • Ancient - General,
  • Children"s Studies,
  • Christianity - History - Social Issues,
  • Children,
  • Religious life,
  • Christian Life - General,
  • Rome,
  • Christian children

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsBrian McNeil (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7843778M
ISBN 100800637259
ISBN 109780800637255

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Using theological and social history research, Bakke compares Greco-Roman and Christian attitudes toward abortion and child prostitution, pedagogy and moral upbringing, and the involvement of children in liturgy and church life/5.

He focused on A.D. to A.D.contrasting the prevailing views of the Romans at the time to the developing views of Christians, as seen through the writings of the early church fathers.

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