Monday, September 28, 2009

"story" = dirty word?

Does identifying the Bible as "story" diminish it's importance?

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2 comments:

Jason said...

I think many people do think that the Bible as story dimishes the Bible. What I do not understand is we want our children to know "Bible stoires".

Is there a differnece in calling the Bible story and reading stories in the Bible?

Steve Heyduck said...

If "telling stories" is equated with "making things up" or "avoiding facts," or any other similar modern denigration of story, then, yes, considering the Bible as Story or Stories is diminishing.

If, on the other hand, we admit that modernity had to tell stories to explain why stories are not worth as much as facts, then perhaps not.