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Wise stewards : philosophical foundations of Christian parenting

Author: Michael W Austin
Publisher: [Grand Rapids, Mich.] : Kregel Academic & Professional, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Austin
ISBN: 9780825424250 0825424259
OCLC Number: 318408311
Description: 192 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The need for a Christian ethic for parents --
A philosophy of parenting --
Philosophical challenges to the family --
Conclusion: Everyday ethics --
Questions for reflection and application --
Philosophy and the foundations of the family --
Parenthood as a biological connection --
The genetic argument --
The gestational argument --
How important is the biological tie? --
Parenthood as the result of causation --
What are the objections to the causal view? --
Social construction : the new ideology of the family --
How should Christians view this social construct? --
Parenthood and a child's self-knowledge --
Conclusion: The parent-child relationship --
Questions for reflection and application --
Stewardship and shalom --
Flawed views of parenthood --
The radical collectivist view --
Children's liberationism --
The ownership view --
Stewardship : a Christian understanding of parenthood --
In God's image --
Our fundamental interests --
The need for independence --
Shalom : the goal of Christian parents --
The mystery and risk of stewardship --
Conclusion: Practical implications --
Questions for reflection and application --
Key virtues for Christian families --
Temptations to avoid --
Virtues and Shalom --
Intellectual virtue --
Faith, hope, and love --
Humility --
Forgiveness --
Patience --
Compassion --
Frugality --
Conclusion: Joy and Shalom --
Questions for reflection and application --
Everyday ethics for Christian parents --
The ethics of religious upbringing --
Irvine's neutrality arguments --
Clayton's autonomy arguments --
Limitations --
The middle ground --
Child discipline --
The question of corporal discipline --
Appropriate limitations to corporal punishment --
Punishment that promotes trust --
Proverbs on discipline --
Function over form --
Consumerism --
A Christian approach to children's sports (and other activities) --
Educating our children : public, private, or homeschool --
Misguided decision-making --
Thoughtful decision-making --
Conclusion: Further implications --
Questions for reflection and application --
Reproductive technologies and the Christian family --
A Christian approach to reproductive technology --
Love and redemption --
Image bearers --
Marital fidelity --
The moral problem of anonymous gamete donation --
The ethics of sex selection --
Genetic interventions and the family --
Conclusion: A caution --
Questions for reflection and application --
Conclusion: A call to parents.
Responsibility: Michael W. Austin.

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