Children in Early Christian Narratives Hardback

Children as Characters, Metaphors, and Types in Early Christian Narratives

by Sharon Betsworth;


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Children in Early Christian Narratives

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Sharon Betsworth examines the narratives, parables, and teachings of and about children in the gospels and the literature of Early Christianity. Betsworth begins with a discussion of the social-historical context of children and childhood in the first century before discussing the role of children in all four gospels. She shows that for Mark and Matthew, children are integral to understanding each evangelist's perspective on the reign of God and on Jesus' identity in each Gospel. In the Gospel of Luke the childhood of Jesus is shown to be crucial to the broader themes of the Gospel. In the Gospel of John, Betsworth examines the metaphorical use of the word 'children' looking at 'children of light' and of 'darkness'. She then explores stories of Jesus' childhood in the non-canonical Infancy Gospels of James and Thomas, as well as the childhood of his mother, Mary in the latter shedding light upon views of children, discipleship, and the person of Jesus in early christianity and in the ancient world more generally.

Children in Early Christian Narratives by Sharon Betsworth was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in February 2015. The ISBN for Children in Early Christian Narratives is 9780567235466.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (February 2015)
Weight476g
Number of Pages221
Thickness23 mm
Height234 mm
Width155 mm
ISBN9780567235466
ISBN-100567235467
Product Code4258266
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