October 8, 2004


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Thought Question:

Name some great Reformed/Presbyterian writers of literature (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction), writers whose works repay careful study. Now name some great Roman Catholic or Anglican writers of literature whose work repays study. Why is it easier to think of people in the second category than in the first? Or, to put things another way, why aren’t there more Reformed writers whose work is rich with symbolism and maturity and depth?

I’ve been thinking about that question for several years now, and it came to mind again as I listened to Doug Jones lecture on typology in fiction at the recent Christ Church Ministerial Conference (about which more later). I have some ideas of my own about the answers to these questions, but I’m interested in hearing what you think.

Posted by John Barach @ 6:43 pm | Discuss (0)

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