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Exploring U.S. Religious and Cultural History Through Children's Bibles

Course Description

Children's Bibles have been among the most popular and influential types of religious publications in the United States, providing many Americans with their first formative experience of the Bible and their faith. The variety of ways that the stories of the Bible have been revised, embellished, illustrated, and packaged for children can help index America's diverse and changing understandings of childhood, God, and morality. Using Children's Bible texts and illustrations from the past 250 years, Dr. Russ Dalton surveys the ways in which theological shifts as well as cultural factors such as shifting childhood mortality rates, immigration, the industrial revolution, the emergence of development theories, and other factors have affected the ways in which Bible stories have been presented to Christian and Jewish children, as well as the recent emergence of children's Qu'ran stories for American Muslim children.

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 46 openings remaining at this time.

Dates:November 13, 2019
Meets:W from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor:Russell Dalton
Fee: $10.00Fee Breakdown