Narrative Apologetics (engelstalig)
Alister E. McGrath
Sharing the Relevance, Joy, and Wonder of the Christian faith
The Bible is a narrative - the story of God's creation, humankind's fall, and God's plan of redemption. And it is filled with countless smaller stories that teach us about people, history, and the nature of God. This comes as no surprise. After all, we are hardwired to tell stories because we are created in the image of God. Despite this, we often attempt to share our faith with others not through story but through systems, arguments, and talking points - methods that appeal to the mind that neglect the imagination.
In this groundbreaking book, scholar and author McGrath lays a foundation for narrative apologetics before considering the many ways in which it can be used. Exploring four major biblical narratives, enduring stories such as Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, and personal narratives from figures such as St.Augustine and Chuck Colson, McGrath shows how we can both understand and share our faith through the use of stories.