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Narrative Theology
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1. The Nature of Narrative

Narratives are stories. Stories become theological when they involve God, that is, when one of the characters active in them, implicated in their plots, whose character and nature are revealed by the actions recounted in the story, is God. Stories involving God are of different orders.

The first instance is the stories of the Bible in which God is depicted directly as a character in the persons of God…

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Robinson, Robert B., “Narrative Theology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_N18>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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