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Faith in Fiction

Lit, Journalism, Perf Arts

Faith in Fiction  While religion significantly matters in minor literary contexts today (as with the eccentric popularity of Amish romance novels) and in vulgar commercial contexts (as with Dan Brown’s books), serious literary fiction largely occupies its very own naked public square, shorn of any reference to religiously informed understandings of who and what we are, which represents a marked break from centuries of literary production informed by Christian beliefs, traditions, and culture.  The author looks at nihilism as the current trend in serious literature and makes a case for faith in fiction beyond Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy.

 
 
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