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The Duties of Parents


Reformation Heritage 2003

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The Duties of Parents is the best known-known work of Dutch Further Reformation leader Jacobus Koelman. Outlining 282 guidelines for Christian parenting, Koelman emphasizes the need for loving, thoughtful discipline. He describes the need for good schools and teachers, and encourages the latter to realize their great responsibility. The Duties of Parents gives readers an important glimpse at the theological and practical concerns of the developing Protestant tradition, and it offers practical application for raising children today.

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Key Features

  • Emphasizes the need for loving, thoughtful discipline
  • Outlines 282 guidelines for Christian parenting
  • Offers practical application for raising children today


  • Rules for Expectant Parents
  • Teaching the Little Ones
  • Instructions on Teaching Children from Their Sixth to Their Twelfth Year
  • Teaching the Virtues of Godliness
  • Teaching Victory over Particular Sins
  • Teaching Children How to Pray
  • Teaching Godliness by Conversation
  • Rules for Living a True Faith
  • Additional Rules for Teaching Godliness
  • Rules for the Physical and Material Well-being of Children

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About Jacobus Koelman

Jacobus Koelman (1632–1695) was one of the most outspoken and influential leaders of the Dutch Further Reformation. He wrote 44 books, and he translated dozens of others.

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