When Children Became People: The Birth of Childhood in Early Christianity
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When Children Became People: The Birth of Childhood in Early Christianity  -     By: O. M. Bakke

When Children Became People: The Birth of Childhood in Early Christianity

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Bakke paints a fascinating picture of children's first real emergence as people against a backdrop of the ancient world. 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. He also assesses Christian attitudes toward children in the church's developing doctrinal commitments. Today, growing numbers of children are impoverished, exploited, abandoned, orphaned, or killed. Bakke's insightful work begins to untangle the roots of their complex plight.

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Title: When Children Became People: The Birth of Childhood in Early Christianity
By: O. M. Bakke
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 348
Vendor: Augsburg Fortress
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 3 ounces
ISBN: 0800637259
ISBN-13: 9780800637255
Stock No: WW637259

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Bakke paints a fascinating picture of children's first realemergence as people against a backdrop of the ancientworld.

Using theological and social history research, Bakkecompares Greco-Roman and Christian attitudes towardabortion and child prostitution, pedagogy and moralupbringing, and the involvement of children in liturgy andchurch life. He also assesses Christian attitudes towardchildren in the church's developing doctrinal commitments.

Today, growing numbers of children are impoverished,exploited, abandoned, orphaned, or killed. Bakke's insightfulwork begins to untangle the roots of their complex plight.

Author Bio

O. M. Bakke is Associate Professor of Church History at the School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway. He has authored several scholarly articles on early Christianity.

Brian McNeil has been translator of many books on the history of Christianity and biblical studies. Among his credits are two Fortress Press titles by Hans-Josef Klauck, The Religious Context of Early Christianity (2003) and Magic and Paganism in Early Christianity (2003).

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