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ERIC Number: EJ865902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Faith Fictions: "The Word between This World and God"
Le Tran, Mai-Anh
Religious Education, v104 n4 p437-451 2009
The search for religious truth and depth in "fiction" invites a conceptualization of life and fictional narratives as "faith fictions"--narrative accounts of human experiences and the human condition that bridge this world and God. This article juxtaposes "Mother Crocodile", "Hunger", and "Lost in Translation" to highlight the ways in which they, not unlike the faith fictions of our sacred texts, "open before us--possible world[s] that may serve to refigure our own." All this for a chance to imagine the theological and pedagogical implications of those two words so central to the Christian faith narrative: "Remember me." (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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