Grand Christian Narrative.07

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First Assignment (to be posted in Digital Dropbox before the next class meeting) Please give the following basic information: name, place of origin, classification, major (if you know), denomination or religious tradition with which you identify, local emergency telephone number In a paragraph, tell me who you are.
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The Importance of “Story” The “Narrative” Quality of our individual existence: we order our lives around beginnings, middle and ends, what Aristotle called a “plot”
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But our lives, “our stories,” make more “sense” if we locate them within a larger, more comprehensive story, a “grand narrative” or a “metanarrative.” “The way we understand human life depends on what conception we have of the human story. What is the real story of which my life is part?” Leslie Newbigin “I can only answer the question, ‘What am I to do?’ if I can answer the prior question, ‘Of what story do I find myself a part?’” Alasadair MacIntyre
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The Earliest Christians understood the importance of the Grand Christian Narrative” for making sense of the Bible . . . and their lives
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Consider Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons (c.130- 200)
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Such, then, is their [disciples of Ptolemaeus] system, which neither the prophets announced, nor the Lord taught, nor the apostles delivered, but . .. they gather their views from reading non-scriptural writings . ... while they endeavor to adapt with an air of
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course REL 1310 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Fall '08 term at Baylor.

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