Christianity and Literature
Philosophical Foundations and Critical Practice
David Lyle Jeffrey and Gregory Maillet
IVP Academic, $24, 336 pp.
“The word ‘history’ is missing an ‘s.’ It’s not ‘history,’ it’s ‘His story,’ and the story is right here in the Bible.” That is more or less what I remember hearing from a subway preacher stationed at 34th Street as I trudged to Regis High School from Long Island each morning. Visions of Latin declensions and history quizzes danced in my head, and I was not willing to hear more about anyone’s story, not even God’s. Maybe I should have paid more attention.
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