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Remembering the Way into Membership

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the logic underlying most of the Jewish and African American children's literature discussed in this book. It begins with a brief introduction to the histories of Jewish and ... More


The Unbearable Lightness of Exodus

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the presence of the trope of exodus in Jewish and African American children's literature, ranging from echoes of exodus in Jewish immigration stories to African American texts ... More


Dwelling in Chosen Nostalgia

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how domestic imagery figures in the telling of Jewish and African American past and an idealized hearthside vision that glosses over moments of trauma. In particular, it ... More


Emerging Trends in American Children’s Bibles, 1990–2015

Russell W. Dalton

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

Children’s Bibles represent a significant but understudied aspect of the use of the Bible in American life. The variety of ways the stories of the Bible have been retold, illustrated, and packaged ... More


Conclusion: The Abrahamic Bargain

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book concludes with a discussion of how moving from sacrificial citizenship to unbinding through fantasy has resulted in more pliable, less tightly bound spaces in the reading and writing of ... More


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