Saturday, January 12, 2013

Rumors of decease …

… Gregory Wolfe: Whispers of Faith in a Postmodern World - WSJ.com. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)


 we live in a postmodern world, where any grand narrative is suspect, where institutions are seen as oppressive. So the late Doris Betts could say that for all her admiration of Flannery O'Connor, her own fiction had to convey faith in whispers rather than shouts. Indeed, one of the most ancient religious ideas is that grace works in obscure, mysterious ways. But obscure is not invisible.

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