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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Friday, 13 November 2009

Narrative Theology - Sam Wells

"This [Christian] narrative paints tiny human lives, plans, and histories into the awesome canvas of God’s everlasting providence. It slips earnest efforts and ignoble failures into the pocket of God’s original creation and final fulfillment. It embraces the tyranny of the pointless present with the everlasting arms of sacred memory and saving hope. The Christian story places Christ at the center of meaning and delvers humanity from the agony of meaninglessness, transforming the unavoidable fate of our mortal folly into the glorious destiny of his unending joy. Confidence in this story gives the church the resources to engage with other and rival stories."

Sam Wells, "Theology as Narrative"

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