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Text, image, and otherness in children's Bibles : what is in the picture?

Author: Caroline Vander Stichele; Hugh S Pyper
Publisher: Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, ©2012.
Series: Semeia studies, no. 56.
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"Children's Bibles are often the first encounter people have with the Bible, shaping their perceptions of its stories and characters at an early age. The material under discussion in this book not only includes traditional children's Bibles but also more recent phenomena such as manga Bibles and animated films for children. The book highlights the complex and even tense relationship between text and image in these  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Vander Stichele; Hugh S Pyper
ISBN: 9781589836617 1589836618 9781589836624 1589836626
OCLC Number: 777386245
Description: xii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Identifying the strange other. --
Inside out: the othered child in the Bible for children / Laurel Koepf --
"All God's children": authority figures, places of learning, and society as the other in creationist children's Bibles / Jaqueline S. du Toit --
Looking into the lions' den: otherness, ideology, and illustration in children's versions of Daniel 6 / Hugh S. Pyper --
The other in South African children's Bibles: politics and (biblical) systems of othering / Jeremy Punt --
Veggies, women, and other strangers in children's Bible DVDs: toward the creation of feminist Bible films / Susanne Scholz --
pt. 2. Learning how to deal with the other. --
No greater love: Jonathan and his friendship with David in text, tradition, and contemporary children's literature / Cynthia M. Rogers and Danna Nolan Fewell --
The word became visual text: the boy Jesus in children's Bibles / Melody Briggs --
Depiction of the devil and the education of Chinese children: the Bible in the Taiping Trimetrical classic / Archie Chi Chung Lee --
Conflating creation, combining Christmas, and ostracizing the other / Mark Roncace --
pt. 3. Destroying the other. --
"The water's round my shoulders, and I'm--GLUG! GLUG! GLUG!": God's destruction of humanity in the flood story for children / Emma England --
Samson's suicide and the death of three thousand others in children's Bible stories through two centuries / David M. Gunn --
Translating the Bible into pictures / Rubén R. Dupertuis --
Samson's hair and Delilah's despair: reanimating Judges 16 for children / Caroline Vander Stichele --
Responses. --
Children's Bibles hot and cold / Timothy Beal --
The otherness of children's Bibles in historical perspective / Ruth B. Bottigheimer --
What does a child want?: reflections on children's Bible stories / J. Cheryl Exum.
Series Title: Semeia studies, no. 56.
Responsibility: edited by Caroline Vander Stichele and Hugh S. Pyper.

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"Children's Bibles are often the first encounter people have with the Bible, shaping their perceptions of its stories and characters at an early age. The material under discussion in this book not only includes traditional children's Bibles but also more recent phenomena such as manga Bibles and animated films for children. The book highlights the complex and even tense relationship between text and image in these Bibles, which is discussed from different angles in the essays. Their shared focus is on the representation of "others"--Foreigners, enemies, women, even children themselves--in predominantly Hebrew Bible stories.-- Publisher description.

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