The Fiery Furnace Story Analysis

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I will compare the approach and the underlying assumptions of the value and significance underscoring the story of ‘’The Fiery Furnace’’ in ‘’The Catholic Children’s Bible’’ (2013) and the ‘’Children’s Picture Bible’’ (1997). ‘’Thought affords the sole method of escape from purely impulsive or purely routine decisions’’ (Dewey, 1933). Such thought must inspire us in exploring questions encouraging children to critically think and engage, connect their emotions to their learning and scrutinize their own barriers to spirituality in building upon interpretations of different biblical accounts.
‘The capital error, which potentially includes all the others, is to read the old testament without taking Christ into consideration’’ (Schokel, 2000, 135) and therefore, taking the story of ‘’The Fiery Furnace’ out of context. The title of the story in ‘’The Catholic Children’s Bible’’ underscores the story at the heart of its contextual approach - ‘’God Rescues Three Men from the Furnace’’. This highlights the approach of Ellies (2007) in our own interpretation of the story to be formed, not only through our intellectual capacities, but simultaneously with our heart. However, the title of ‘’The Fiery Furnace’’ in the ‘’Children’s Picture Bible’’, stresses no explicit acknowledgement that the story’s theological unity is that of God. For Liebhschner (1999), the notion of the ‘’unity of life’’ encapsulates Froebel’s thinking. ‘’Yet man is a member of family, a community, a nation and

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