Violence and the Daniel tales in a children’s Bible

Show simple item record Nel, Marius 2015-09-14T05:13:24Z 2015-09-14T05:13:24Z 2009-08
dc.description.abstract Children enjoy the tales of Daniel and his three friends, whether told in Sunday school, day school, by parents or grandparents. These tales are cast essentially in violent terms. In this article a specifi c version of the tales in a children’s Bible is analysed to show in what way violence serves as the thread that holds the tales together and to suggest that this might imply that violence is condoned, be it violence committed by God for the sake of his children or by his children for their own sakes. Through ideology, criticism and deconstruction it is shown how a socially engaged reading of the text necessitates narrators of the Daniel tales to criticise violence embedded within the Biblical text, especially when these tales are narrated to children. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Nel, M., 2009, ‘Violence and the Daniel tales in a children’s Bible’,HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 65(1), Art. #150, 6 pages. DOI:10.4102/hts.v65i1.150. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v65i1.150
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2009. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Daniel tales en_ZA
dc.subject Violence en_ZA
dc.subject Sunday school en_ZA
dc.subject Children’s Bible en_ZA
dc.title Violence and the Daniel tales in a children’s Bible en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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