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ERIC Number: EJ865898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Miraculous Readings: Using Fantasy Novels about Reading to Reflect on Reading the Bible
Dalton, Russell W.
Religious Education, v104 n4 p378-392 2009
This article reflects on the vivid images of reading presented in several popular fantasy novels, including "The Spiderwick Chronicles," "The Great Good Thing," and "The Neverending Story." It suggests that these images can be used to help children, youth, and adults reflect on the nature of reading and the potential power of reading sacred texts. The article draws connections to the work of a wide range of literary scholars, biblical scholars, and religious educators including Wolfgang Iser, Phyllis Trible, and Anne Streaty Wimberly. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A