Response to Oosterhuis: To Abolish or Fulfill?

Volume
Volume 21
Issue
Summer 1993
Title
Response to Oosterhuis: To Abolish or Fulfill?
Abstract

Discussion of Oosterhuis's article acknowledges several beneficial points. The historical framework demonstrates the connection between the child's role in society and disciplinary practices. The distinction between paidion and pais is touched upon as an important developmental delineation. Christ's perception of the personhood of children is elaborated. Critique emphasizes the New Testament elaboration of Old Testament themes rather than the radical change, the incomplete interpretation of research on childrearing, and the need to replace rather than abolish the rod.

Author
Dr. P.L. Pike
Pages
138 - 141
Price
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