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Evil children in religion, literature, and art

Author: Eric Jozef Ziolkowski; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Series: Cross-currents in religion and culture (Palgrave (Firm))
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Evil Children in Religion, Literature and Art explores the genesis, development, and religious significance of a literary and iconographic motif, involving a gang of urchins, usually male, who mock or assault a holy or eccentric person, typically an adult. Originating in the biblical tale of Elisha's mockery (2 Kings 2.23-24), this motif recurs in literature, hagiography, and art, from antiquity up to our own time,  Read more...
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Ziolkowski, Eric Jozef, 1958-
Evil children in religion, literature, and art.
Basingstoke, Hampshire, England ; New York : Palgrave, 2001
(DLC) 2001021946
(OCoLC)45951623
Named Person: Elisha, (Biblical prophet); Elisha.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Jozef Ziolkowski; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230599758 0230599753
OCLC Number: 681925149
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 253 pages, [4] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: The Boys of Bethal as Sacrilegious Type --
Patristic and Medieval Views of 2 Kings 2.23-24 --
Children of the Passion --
Passive Saints, Aggressive Urchins --
The Bethal Boys Motif at the Dawn of Modernity --
Nineteenth-Century Antitypes of the Bethal Boys --
Twentieth-Century Antitypes of the Bethal Boys.
Series Title: Cross-currents in religion and culture (Palgrave (Firm))
Responsibility: Eric Ziolkowski.
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