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Christ Child : cultural memories of a young Jesus

Author: Stephen J Davis
Publisher: New Haven [Connecticut] ; London [England] : Yale University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Little is known about the early childhood of Jesus Christ. But in the decades after his death, stories began circulating about his origins. How would early readers have made sense of this young Jesus? In this highly innovative book, Stephen Davis draws on current theories about how human communities construe the past to answer this question. He explores how ancient readers would have used texts, images, places, and  Read more...
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Davis, Stephen J.
Christ Child : cultural memories of a young Jesus.
New Haven, [Connecticut] ; London, [England] : Yale University Press, ©2014
x, 417 pages
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Davis
ISBN: 9780300206609 0300206607 1306715253 9781306715256
OCLC Number: 882258680
Description: 1 online resource (429 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Part One: Methods and Approaches --
1. Cultural Memories of a Young Jesus --
2. Texts and Readers --
Part Two: Graeco-Roman Sites of Memory --
3. Bird-Watching --
4. Cursing --
5. Learning Letters --
Part Three: Christian-Jewish-Muslim Encounters --
6. Jews and Christians --
7. Muslims and Christians --
Epilogue: Reimagining a Young Jesus --
Appendix A: The Greek Paidika --
Appendix B: The Arabic Gospel of the Infancy, Chapters 36- 53 --
Appendix C: Jesus and the Birds in St. Martin's Church, Zillis, Switzerland --
List of Abbreviations --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Editions, Collections, Objects, and Translations --
Secondary Literature --
Index
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Davis.
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