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ERIC Number: EJ865897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
"Come Here Jesus...Wonder What God Had in Mind:" Toni Morrison and F. Scott Fitzgerald as Narrators of (Anti-) Theodicy
Hess, Carol Lakey
Religious Education, v104 n4 p354-376 2009
This article argues that realist and tragic fiction can and should play a central role in Religious Education in communities of faith and in theological education in schools of theology--thereby contributing to theological construction--"because good fiction produces truth". Fiction is a vital source for producing the questions that theology needs to address first (especially questions pertaining to suffering and evil) rather than last. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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