Theostorying : Reflections on God, Narrative, and Culture
We as humans appear to be hardwired for stories. Whether the stories are in terms of myths or parables, whether they work in terms of metaphor or image, in the end we understand the abstract through narrative. God and our relationship with God, are concepts that stretch our ability to fathom cognitively. On an affective level, we are lost, commonly describing God, for example, in terms of who or what He is not, rather than who He is. The Bible exists culturally and historically bound in story. Jesus taught with stories, as well as many others in the Bible. Even when stories were not used directly, imagery and metaphor were commonly used to draw the ineffable into our own world of familiarity. This book will not seek to tackle the great challenges of Narrative Theology. Rather it seeks a humbler goal-- to encourage people to think and speak of God in terms of stories that resonate with culture. "Godtalk" should be more about parable than proposition, story than statement, and inspiration than information.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 128.52 x 198.37 x 8.38mm | 213.19g
- 18 Jan 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Robert H Munson
Robert (Bob) Munson is a missionary with the Virginia Baptist Mission Board in the Philippines. He and his wife, Celia helped found Bukal Life Care & Training Center, in Baguio, and Bob presently serves as the Administrator. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty in Missions and Cultural Anthropology at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary and Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary. Bob received his Doctor of Theology degree from Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary in January 2012. He also received a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University. Bob and Celia have three children, Joel, Rebekah, and Esther.