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Evil Children in Religion, Literature, and Art

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Evil Children in Religion, Literature, and Art by Eric J. Ziolkowski
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This text 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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
May 21st, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
XVIII, 253 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
253
Dimensions
152x229x21
ISBN-13
9780333918951
Product ID
2246075

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