FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The child's song: Religio... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ships from the UK. Former Library books. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The child's song: Religious Abuse of Children Paperback – 1 Sep 2004

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
£12.98 £0.07
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£20.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (1 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 066425554X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0664255541
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,781,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Donald Capps is William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of more than two dozen books in pastoral theology, including The Poet's Gift and The Child's Song.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
A very well-written and readable book about the psychological implications of scripture and its interpretation. The author makes compelling argument for our unwitting misinterpretation of key texts, and especially where these have been over-emphasised or taken out of context, leading to the social and institutional abuse of children, coupled with the belief that it is for '''their own good".
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 3.3 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Important but disturbing 1 May 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is an important but disturbing look at the mixed messages and hidden curriculum in modern churches. Congregations which paradoxically use blind obediance while asking one to trust a loving God who kills can either provoke a crisis of personality or a self-destructive impulse in children/teens/then adults. Christianity has too long been an adult dominated, child exploiting patriarch which vehemently denies children (and often women's) rights to life, self, happiness, and proclamation.
It is a great beginning to an important dialogue.
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful book 1 Sept. 2015
By Stephen Finlan - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very important, thoughtful book, which should raise our consciousness about the ways that religion and conformity can be abusive
2 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Child's Song 22 Mar. 2011
By Tim - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The tragedy of child abuse is something I hate because it destroys lives-multiple lives. However, to attack the Bible as a source of it and to twist Scripture is not the solution to end child abuse. The only thing that I came away from reading this book was hating child abuse even more but dismayed at what people believe about the Bible which by the way does provide the only solution to the problem.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know