How Children Read Biblical Narrative: An Investigation of Children's Readings of the Gospel of Luke

How Children Read Biblical Narrative: An Investigation of Children's Readings of the Gospel of Luke

by Melody R. Briggs

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ISBN-13: 9781498293853
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/31/2017
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Melody Briggs (PhD, University of Sheffield) is the Lay Ministry Tutor for Lindisfarne Regional Training Partnership in northeast England. She has been involved in theological education for more than twenty-five years and throughout that time has taught a range of biblical, theological, and discipleship courses in various college and church-based settings.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables viii

List of Readers ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Abbreviations xv

Part 1 The Theoretical Background

1 Introduction 3

2 Reading Luke 10

3 The Child Reader 33

4 Perspectives on Children Reading the Bible 53

Part 2 The Investigation

5 Research Methodology: The Set-Up 79

6 Research Methodology: The Empirical Work 100

Part 3 An Analysis

7 A Framework for Analysis: Participatory Reading 129

8 Reading by Imagining 149

9 Reading through Empathy 171

10 Sense-Orientated Reading 191

11 Plot-Driven Reading 212

12 Conclusion 233

Appendices 247

Bibliography 253

Author Index 265

Scripture Index 271

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