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Christ Child : cultural memories of a young Jesus

Author: Stephen J Davis
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, cop. 2014.
Series: Synkrisis.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : 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. One collection of such tales was the so-called Infancy Gospel of Thomas, known in antiquity as the Paidika or "Childhood Deeds" of Jesus. In it, Jesus not only performs miracles while at play (such as turning clay birds into live sparrows) but also gets enmeshed in a series of  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jésus-Christ; Jésus-Christ.; Jésus-Christ - enfance.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Davis
ISBN: 9780300149456 030014945X
OCLC Number: 911427912
Description: 1 vol. (x-417 p.) : couv. ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Synkrisis.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Davis.

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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  Read more...

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'There is no reason to believe that the Padikia was anything more than a flight of fancy (and quite a sinister one to boot). But purely as a cultural artefact it warrants close inspection. Davis Read more...

 
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