Tell Me a Story: Modern Narratives and the Search for God

Speaker(s): Roger Lundin
Date: July 17 2013
Length: 76min
Product ID: RGDL4300O

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To be human is to be a teller and hearer of stories. Through them, we learn who we are, what we must do, and where we are headed in the mysterious adventure of life. "I can only answer the question 'What am I to do?'," writes philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre, "if I can answer the prior question 'Of what story or stories do I find myself a part?'" In the opening paragraph of his spiritual autobiography, Confessions, St. Augustine depicts human life as the story of a restless search for God: "You stir us to take pleasure in praising you, Lord, because you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you." In this lecture, Roger Lundin explores several modern stories - poetic and fictional - of this search for God, and takes a special interest in the story-shaped nature of the Christian faith.

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Roger Lundin is Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College. He is the author of The Culture of Interpretation: Christian Faith and the Postmodern World, Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief, and The Promise of Hermeneutics (with Anthony C. Thiselton and Clarence Walhout).

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