God as Author

by Gene C. Fant, Jr.

God as Author

by Gene C. Fant, Jr.

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A Biblical Approach to Narrative

A thoughtful literary treatise suggesting that the Gospel is not just like a story, but that narrative in general is like the Gospel.

God as Author

by Gene C. Fant, Jr.

God as Author

by Gene C. Fant, Jr.

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A thoughtful literary treatise suggesting that the Gospel is not just like a story, but that narrative in general is like the Gospel.

Overview

God as Author takes a thoughtful literary approach to understanding the Gospel. Gene Fant writes in the preface:
“Most of us have heard that Christ is ‘the Author and Finisher of our faith’ (Hebrews 12:2), so it makes sense that the Gospel would be God’s story. As many a church message board has noted so succinctly, ‘History is His Story.’ In our easy discussions of special revelation, I cannot help but wonder if we
have missed something awe-inspiring that may be revealed by a reversal of the lens that we turn toward narrative. Perhaps the Gospel is not just like a story; perhaps story, narrative in general, is like the Gospel. My clear conviction is that something stands behind the power of narrative. In fact, I believe that Someone stands behind it. There is an Author whose skill and grace imbues the broad range of the stories that we tell. There is a Father who gave us a story to help us understand our place in this world, a story that points back to Him. His story is, in many ways, the only story that we know. When we use that realization as a foundation for interpreting and generating narrative, it changes everything, including ourselves.”

Overview

God as Author takes a thoughtful literary approach to understanding the Gospel. Gene Fant writes in the preface:
“Most of us have heard that Christ is ‘the Author and Finisher of our faith’ (Hebrews 12:2), so it makes sense that the Gospel would be God’s story. As many a church message board has noted so succinctly, ‘History is His Story.’ In our easy discussions of special revelation, I cannot help but wonder if we
have missed something awe-inspiring that may be revealed by a reversal of the lens that we turn toward narrative. Perhaps the Gospel is not just like a story; perhaps story, narrative in general, is like the Gospel. My clear conviction is that something stands behind the power of narrative. In fact, I believe that Someone stands behind it. There is an Author whose skill and grace imbues the broad range of the stories that we tell. There is a Father who gave us a story to help us understand our place in this world, a story that points back to Him. His story is, in many ways, the only story that we know. When we use that realization as a foundation for interpreting and generating narrative, it changes everything, including ourselves.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN:
    9780805447903
  • Status:
    Active
  • Season:
    Summer 2010
  • Release Date:
    05/01/2010
  • Page Count:
    224
  • Carton Qty:
    60

Product Details

  • ISBN:
    9781433671463
  • Status:
    Active
  • Season:
    Summer 2010
  • Release Date:
    05/01/2010
  • Page Count:
    224