Cross Currents in Religion and Culture

Evil Children in Religion, Literature, and Art

Authors: Ziolkowski, E.

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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.

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ERIC ZIOLKOWSKI is Professor of Religion at Lafayette College. He is author of The Santification of Don Quixote: From Hildago to Priest and editor of A Museum of Faiths: Histories and Legacies of the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions. In 1997 he was elected as a Life Fellow in the Society of the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture.

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


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evil Children in Religion, Literature, and Art
Authors
Series Title
Cross Currents in Religion and Culture
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Eric Ziolkowski
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59975-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230599758
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-91895-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42394-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 253
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