The Bible for Children: From the Age of Gutenberg to the Present

The Bible for Children: From the Age of Gutenberg to the Present

by Ruth B. Bottigheimer
     
 

For more than five centuries, parents, teachers, and preachers in Europe and America have written and illustrated Bibles especially for children. These children's Bibles vary widely, featuring different stories, various interpretations, and markedly divergent illustrations, despite their common source. How children's Bibles differ, and why, is the subject of this… See more details below

Overview

For more than five centuries, parents, teachers, and preachers in Europe and America have written and illustrated Bibles especially for children. These children's Bibles vary widely, featuring different stories, various interpretations, and markedly divergent illustrations, despite their common source. How children's Bibles differ, and why, is the subject of this ground-breaking book, the first to recognize children's Bibles as a distinct genre with its own literary, historical, and cultural significance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300064889
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/24/2009
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Children's Bibles in Context: Devotional and Religious Literature for Children3
2Early Models for Children's Bibles: Peter Comestor and the Historia Scholastica and Martin Luther and the Passional14
3The Bible for Children in Europe and America: Germany, France, England, the United States, Switzerland, South of the Alps and the Pyrenees, Russia38
4The Character of God59
5Parents and Children: Abraham and Isaac, David and Absalom, Lot and His Daughters70
6The Injunction to Work: Children's Bibles and Class Difference91
7The Demon Drink: Noah after the Ark103
8Sex and the Fathers: Joseph and Potiphar's Wife, David and Bathsheba, the Rape of Dinah, the Rape and Murder of the Levite's Wife116
9Philogyny, Misogyny, and Erasure: Jael and Sisera142
10The Tower of Babel152
11The Miraculous: Parting the Red Sea and Changing Water into Wine162
12The Crucifixion180
13Falls from Grace: Adam and Eve in the Garden and Returns to the Canon197
Epilogue: Bible Stories and Storytelling217
Appendix219
Notes223
Works Cited277
Index329

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