What Is a Story?
What Is a Story?  -     By: Don Cupitt
Buy Item $33.75
In Stock
Stock No: WW024194
SCM Press / 2012 / Hardcover
Quantity:

Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart


Wishlist

What Is a Story?

SCM Press / 2012 / Hardcover

In Stock
Stock No: WW024194


Product Close-up
This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 178
Vendor: SCM Press
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.51 X 0.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0334024196
ISBN-13: 9780334024194

Publisher's Description

Western thought began with an attack on religious myth by philosophers who held that the highest truth must be non-narrative and timeless. They left a paradox to haunt us: for on the one hand everyone knows that stories are important to us and our religion is full of them, while on the other hand stories continue to have a bad name as myths or fictions. It has been so difficult to say just how stories convey truth that until recently theologians were still trying to 'demythologize' religious belief.
Now, however, philosophy has at last become more friendly to literature. There is talk of narrative theology and of rehabilitating story.
Don Cupitt spells out the remarkable implications of the current return of philosophical and religious thought into time and narrative. He shows how stories produce reality, the self and time, how they awaken our desires and shape our lives, and how they express our paradoxical hopes of individual and corporate redemption.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.