Myth Became Fact: Storytelling, Imagination, and Apologetics in the Bible

Brian Godawa


the key to realizing the Bible, Storytelling, mind's eye and Apologetics

Myth grew to become truth is a set of essays via Brian Godawa approximately storytelling, mind's eye, apologetics and the Bible. a few of them have seemed within the novel sequence, Chronicles of the Nephilim and a few were released in numerous magazines or journals.

Here are the Chapters and what you are going to examine in case you learn fantasy grew to become truth:

Old testomony Storytelling Apologetics
Israel shared mythopoeic photographs with their pagan associates: the ocean dragon of chaos, and the hurricane god. those are polemical apologetic thoughts utilized by Biblical writers to teach the incomparability of Yahweh. yet how does this subversion fluctuate from syncretism, or mixing Christianity with paganism?

Biblical construction and Storytelling: Cosmos, strive against and Covenant
Creation tales within the historical close to East and the Bible either exhibit a primeval conflict referred to as Chaoskampf, the struggle of deity to create order out of chaos. yet how do they range?

The Universe in old mind's eye
A specified comparability and distinction of the Biblical photograph of the universe with the traditional Mesopotamian one. Does God speak fabric constitution or theological that means? Is the Bible choked with old superstitions and fake technological know-how or is there anything deeper occurring right here?

New testomony Storytelling Apologetics
Paul’s sermon to the pagans on Mars Hill is an instance of the apologetics of subversion: speaking the Gospel when it comes to a pagan narrative with a view towards changing their worldview. it will extend your knowing of Christian mind's eye and alter how you comprehend Christian apologetics.

Mythopoeia in Prophecy and Apocalyptic style
God makes use of the mind's eye of legendary descriptions of destiny occasions to intentionally vague his message whereas at the same time proving his declare concerning the actual which means and goal at the back of heritage. on the way to comprehend Biblical prophecy, you want to comprehend the Hebrew mind's eye otherwise you gets finish occasions eschatology all flawed. so much Christians do go wrong.

An Apologetic of Biblical Horror
An exploration of the style of horror to teach how God makes use of it as a robust ethical device to speak severe non secular, ethical, and social defilement within the context of repentance from sin and redemptive victory over evil. in reality, horror is one in every of God’s favourite genres to speak his such a lot severe truths. You won’t think it till you learn it. but if you do, it is going to swap your realizing of horror and it’s worth for at the present time.

The author’s desire is that the Christian reader could achieve suggestion from those insights to take advantage of extra mind's eye of their personal method of protecting the religion and glorifying God of their own religious lives.

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