Jewish Values: Stories of Heaven and Earth: Bible Heroes in Contemporary Children's Literature

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Publication Year: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
288 p.
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The authors, a rabbi and a librarian, treat modern Bible tales written for children in the context of world literature as they discuss the stories of Creation, Noah, Joseph, Moses, David, Jonah, and Esther. The insights of Bruno Bettleheim, Joseph Campbell, and Erik Erikson provide an intellectual framework to their exploration of the psychological, developmental, ethical, and literary aspects of various modern versions. Most of the literature discussed in in picture book form, written and illustrated by well-known authors. While there is no Jewish or other religious viewpoint to this study, it sheds light on the Bible within a mythological paradigm.
ISBN: 
826414680
Book ID: 
909
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No
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