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Faith and Narrative


From epic to limerick, novel to anecdote, literary narratives engage and entertain us. From autobiography and biography to accounts of familial generations, narratives define communities. Myths and histories loom large in religious traditions as well. Recently, the importance of narrative to ethics and religion has become a pervasive theme in several scholarly disciplines. In the essays presented here, a distinguished roster of scholars addresses a range of issues associated with this theme, focusing especially on questions concerning narrative's contribution to knowledge.

Contributors vii
Introduction 3
PART I The Power of Narrative
1 "They Stooped to Conquer": Cultural Vitality and the Narrative Impulse 15
Lamin Sanneh
2 Gnosis, Narrative, and the Occasion of Repentance 53
David L. Jeffrey
3 The Scandal of Revelation 68
George Steiner
4 Second-Person Accounts and the Problem of Evil 86
Eleonore Stump
PART II The Place of Narrative
5 Social Transformation as Return of Story Tradition 107
James Billington
6 Anecdote as the Essence of Historical Understanding 116
Robert E. Frykenberg
7 Hagiography and Hindu Historical Consciousness 138
John B. Carman
PART III The Promise of Narrative
8 Narrative and Theological Aspects of Freudian and Jungian Psychology 155
Paul Vitz
9 Words, Deeds, and Words about Deeds 167
Jon N. Moline
10 Narrative Theology from an Evangelical Perspective 188
Gabriel Fackre
11 Living within a Text 202
Nicholas Wolterstorff
PART IV The Problems of Narrative
12. The Limits of Narrative Theology 217
Paul Griffiths
13 Narrative Ethics and Normative Objectivity 237
Keith E. Yandell
Index 261

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