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Introduction: Spectacle

Francesca Aran Murphy

in God Is Not a Story

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780199219285
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191711664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219285.003.0001
Introduction: Spectacle

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This introductory chapter categorizes narrative theology as a whole as movie-like. It traces the origins of narrative theologies to the transcendental Thomism of Bernard Lonergan. It divides narrative theologians into three groups: story Barthianism (Lindbeck and Frei, grammatical Thomism (McCabe, Burrell and Turner), and story Thomism (Robert Jenson). It notes that a particular legacy of both Thomism and Barthianism to narrative theologies is a recoil from historicity or temporality.

Keywords: movie; Bernard Lonergan; Lindbeck; Burrell; Thomism; Barthianism; words; grammar; picture; image

Chapter.  11847 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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