Depends on what you look at obviously But even more it depends on the way that you see. As such it is both ideological and imaginative: At the same time, because religion determines the shape and texture of narratives, it can be seen as a source of all creative activity—the source of fiction-making itself. Tolkien affirms in his classic essay on fairy tales that "we make in our measure and in our derivative mode, because we are made:
Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Yes Sorry, something has gone wrong. I think this may be a two-pronged issue.
First, as many anthropologists have noted, there really is no difference noted in White european culture bwtween adults and children until after the Victorian Era. Before the 20th century, children were simply seen and treated as miniature, less mature adults.
This changes as the view of children changes.
They start to be seen as fundementally different and the literature changes to reflect this. Secondly, there is the issue of the protestant evangelical movements of the 19th century and its influence in tandaem with the aforementioned change in how children are viewed.
Religiously framed childrens lit then takes off with works like CS Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, where there is a strong Christian biblical allusions in the stories. They are still moral tales, but now they are entertaining moral tales directed at children seperate from the old fables that instructed both adults and little adults, such as Grimms oe Aesops fables.
Hope this helps answer the question.The proliferation of instructional children's literature stemmed from the spread of literacy in the seventeenth century and displayed an increasing means to provide education via books. 12 However, the latter parts of the eighteenth century saw authors employ a variety of literary forms in forging their evangelical tales in part due to John.
As a culture of itself, religion has played an intrinsic role in the development of American literature, especially Colonial literature in which Puritan verses were among the first American writings.
The Historical Childrens' Literature database chronicles by example the history of educational practice and reading, and the changing perceptions of gender, race and class and the role of religion in teaching.
Religious Topics in Children’s Literature SUSAN STAN University of Minnesota Minneapolis,Minnesota THREE CENTURIES AGO, TO EXPLORE RELIGIOUS TOPICS IN CHILDREN S LITERATURE would have been a redundant exercise, since all children’s literature was relig-. Religion, Children's Literature and Modernity in Western Europe KADOC-Studies on Religion, Culture and Society 3 Jan De Maeyer, Hans-Heino Ewers, Rita Ghesquière, Michel Manson, Pat Pinsent & Patricia Quaghebeur, eds.
Religion is a part of the setting, but rarely a part of the theme." However, this dearth of religious didacticism in children's literature is largely confined to .