The Dark Interval: Towards a Theology of Story

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Polebridge Press, 1988 - Literary Criticism - 114 pages
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From myth to parable, Crossan identifies five types of stories. Among these types it is parable that subverts the world and undercuts the safe shelter we build. Using literary theory, philosophy, theology and biblical studies, he demonstrates the subversive power of the parable.

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User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

Not a new book but a really great one about how parable works and whether we can ever get out of the religious language game we're in. I have just reread this book and find the first chapter ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ancient - Goodreads

Less than 150 pages, yet chocked full of scholarly goodness - The Dark Interval explores literary theory, myth, discussions of the nature of reality, of meaning, and of theology. Dr. Crossan is very ... Read full review

Contents

A Theology of Limit
1
The Ways of Story
31
The Tradition of Parable
47
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Considered by many to be the most learned scholar on the topic of Jesus Christ, John Dominic Crossan's adversaries question how he reconciles his Catholic faith with 20th century secular study. A former priest, Crossan is the author of The Essential Jesus: Original Sayings and Earliest Images, The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography; The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus, and The Cross That Spoke: The Origins of the Passion Narrative, among others.

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