Evil Children in Religion, Literature, and Art - Cross Currents in Religion and Culture (Hardback)
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Evil Children in Religion, Literature, and Art - Cross Currents in Religion and Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 253 Pages / Published: 21/05/2001
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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, strikingly defying the conventional Judeo-Christian and Romantic image of the child as a symbol of innocence.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333918951
Number of pages: 253
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm


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'...thoughtful treatment of the deeply ambivalent, conflict-ridden relationship between children and adults.' - Kelly Bulkeley, Journal of Religion

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