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Narrative Theology
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[German Version]

appreciates story-telling and narrative in the light of their anthropological dimension, theological significance, and practical relevance. Both have validity as elementary linguistic-social performances and as essential forms of religious articulation. Story-telling and narrative represent a basic form of biblical literature, Christian church tradition, and the transmission, appropriation, and practice of faith. Starting from this basis, narrative theology contests or relativizes ab…

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Arens, Edmund, “Narrative Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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