The Study of Children in the Bible: Simply New Questions or a New Method?
The Introduction traces the origin of child-centered research in Judaic and biblical studies, especially its rapid growth in the past twenty years, with personal anecdotes which suggest its organic development arising from unanswered scholarly questions. In addition, the definition and structure of Childist Criticism in Jewish and biblical studies is explored, both on its own and in how it relates to other fields of higher criticism, such as feminist studies, masculinity studies, narrative criticism, deconstructive criticism, and archaeology.
Children and Methods: Listening to and Learning From Children in the Biblical World
Martens, John, with Kristine Henriksen Garroway, “The Study of Children in the Bible: Simply New Questions or a New Method?” in Children and Methods: Listening to and Learning From Children in the Biblical World, John W. Martens and Kristine Henriksen Garroway, eds. (Boston: Brill, 2020) 1-16.