Raising Christian children in early modern England: Salvation, education and the family

French, Anna L (2013) Raising Christian children in early modern England: Salvation, education and the family. Theology, 116 (2). pp. 93-102. ISSN 0040-571X

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Abstract

Changes in prescribed doctrine, through the removal of the direct association between baptism and salvation, created much ambiguity surrounding child salvation in post-Reformation England. Despite this, Protestant religion provided a constructive and positive framework for raising the young, set out in a range of family advice manuals, written by Protestant clerics. Within this framework, ideal models of behaviour were narrated for both parents and children. Such idealized narratives provide us with a glimpse of what kind of behaviour was expected of both parents and children in this period, and also what kind of world these families inhabited.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: baptism; childhood; early modern England; education; Protestantism; Reformation; salvation; REF2014 Submission
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2015 09:10
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 10:05
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2584

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