Posts Tagged With: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Posted in Christian fiction
March 23, 2020

The Hollow Christians Of End Times Fiction, Part 3 (Paul Maltby)

The following is republished from Religious Theory. It is the last of a three-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. End Times fiction must be distinguished from other literary genres by its conspicuous absence of local color, its lifeless mise-en-scène and, in particular, writing that relays no vivid…

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February 28, 2020

The Hollow Christians Of End Times Fiction, Part 1 (Paul Maltby)

The following is republished from Religious Theory. A flaw at the heart of End Times fiction gravely weakens its credibility as Christian literature. Its stock characters lack the degree of interiority required for convincing narratives of encounters with the transcendent. The formulaic style of characterization eviscerates Christian experience. This deficiency…