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, it the subject of this book, recognizing children's Bibles as a distinct genre with its own literary, historical and cultural significance. Comparing European and American children's Bibles, Ruth B. Bottigheimer reveals how the cultural standards and social attitudes of adults who tell Bible stories to children affect the selection and interpretation of Old and New Testamant stories. She also analyzes many familiar Bible stories - for example, the parting of the Red Sea, the Garden of Eden, and the Crucifixion - to see what they tell us about the Protestant, Catholic and Jewish societies that presented them to children. Bottigheimer finds that even disparate religious groups transformed Bible stories for their young according to a common pattern: stories initially stayed close to scriptural text, then troubling passages underwent revisions, and finally a thoroughgoing amendment of the story emerged. Numerous illustrations throughout this book underscore the variety among children's Bibles of different eras and cultures.
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Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0300064888
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0300064888
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110300064888
Descrizione libro Yale Univ Pr, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. first edition edition. 338 pages. 9.75x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0300064888
Descrizione libro YALE University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0300064888