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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DIVINITY Grand Narrative Submitted to Dr . Melody Harper, PhD, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of the course, GLST 655-B01 LUO Orality: The Power of Story by Nicole Weber June 16, 2019
Nicole Weber Grand Narrative Abstract This Grand Narrative is focusing on the people of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the largest slum in Africa. These people live with very little income and often do not have enough money to eat as much as they need to. Some children at the schools only eat when they are at school. The Kenyan culture is also a shame-based culture. Family and tribe are very important to them and they try to not act in a way that brings shame to the family. One rampant activity that causes shame in many cases is men becoming alcoholics. Many people relate to not having a loving, supporting and forgiving father in their lives, so this narrative tries to portray God in that way. There are many tribes in Kenya and so there is a great diversity of people. It is important that all people are invited and welcome into the Kingdom of God. ii
Nicole Weber Grand Narrative The Grand Narrative In the beginning of time, there was the one true God. He was the creator of the world. He created the earth and the land and the cattle and the stars. God loved his creation, but he wanted to create something like him. So, God created man and woman. God was their Father and God loved them more than all of his other creations and “let them have dominion the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth.” 1 God made man and woman to look just like him and gave them all of the food they would ever need. They lived to honor and obey God, and in return, they received everything they every would need. God only gave them one rule, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” 2

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