Telling Gods Story: Bible, Church And Narrative Theology by Gerard LoughlinTelling Gods Story: Bible, Church And Narrative Theology by Gerard Loughlin

Telling Gods Story: Bible, Church And Narrative Theology

byGerard Loughlin

Paperback | October 28, 1999

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Narrative theology emphasizes the priority of the story of Jesus Christ because the story precedes categorizing or conceptualizing. An exercise in postmodern narrative theology, this book shows how the distinction between narrative and story enables one to read the Bible as a single story that finds its focus in Christ. Loughlin sees the Church as the telling and continuation of Christ's story, with the Bible and the community as the context in which Christ makes himself known and available for faith.
Title:Telling Gods Story: Bible, Church And Narrative TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:October 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521665159

ISBN - 13:9780521665155


Table of Contents

Preface; Preface to the paperback edition; Prologue: at the end of the book: 1. Future now; Part I. Consuming Text: 2. Around Christ; 3. Character/circumstance/community; Part II. Reading and Writing: 4. Making it plain; 5. True stories; Part III. Linkages: 6. The event of God; 7. Only love; Epilogue: in the middle of the story; 8. Eating the word; Bibliography; Index.

From Our Editors

In our society, we must make difficult decisions on a daily basis. For many people, the strength to make these tough decisions comes from Jesus Christ. In Telling God`s Story: Bible, Church and Narrative Theology, Gerard Loughlin argues that the role of the church is to serve as a continuation for Christ`s story and present his faith. Readers will learn how to read the Bible as a single story with Christ as its focus, making this a must for students of theology. 

Editorial Reviews

"This is a book for persons who are serious in examining the story of Jesus and, thus, the story of the Church." Sherri Ayn Chapin, Lexington Theological Quarterly