Adults as Children : Vol 17 : Religions and Discourse Paperback

Images of Childhood in the Ancient World and the New Testament

by James M. M. Francis;


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Adults as Children : Vol 17 : Religions and Discourse

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This book is a study of the image of the child in the teaching of Jesus and the literature of the New Testament set against the background of the ancient world, the Old Testament and Judaism. It also reflects on the complex relationship between attitudes to children and the imaging of the child. It is suggested that child imagery serves, generally speaking, as a window on tradition, and in religious discourse in particular it offers perspectives on the relationship between believing and belonging. In exploring how child imagery informs the teaching of Jesus, it is argued that his own use of such imagery, whilst not unique, being influenced primarily by the wider imagery of Israel as God's son (child) and servant, is nevertheless distinctive. As a metaphor symbolising primarily a call to change and renewal, it conveys in microcosm the central themes of his message of the kingdom of God. The study goes on to explore the meanings of child imagery in the theologies of the Gospel writers and in other New Testament literary contexts.

Adults as Children : Vol 17 : Religions and Discourse by James M. M. Francis was published by Verlag Peter Lang in October 2006 and is our 44607th best seller. The ISBN for Adults as Children : Vol 17 : Religions and Discourse is 9783039100200.

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Page last updated 30th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherVerlag Peter Lang (October 2006)
Weight500g
Number of Pages346
Thickness23 mm
Height150 mm
Width220 mm
ISBN9783039100200
ISBN-103039100203
Product Code1188543
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