Reading Between the Lines
Here is a guidebook for those who want to cultivate literary taste&-knowing how to recognize books that are spiritually and aesthetically good. Gene Veith helps book lovers better understand what they read as he explains how each major literary genre...
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Here is a guidebook for those who want to cultivate literary taste&-knowing how to recognize books that are spiritually and aesthetically good. Gene Veith helps book lovers better understand what they read as he explains how each major literary genre communicates. Showing how comedy, tragedy, realism, and fantasy can portray the Christian worldview, Veith delves into related topics such as the value of fairy tales for children, the tragic and the comic sense of life, the contrast between the classical and the Hebraic traditions, and the role of postmodernity (a subject of vital importance to Christians). Veith introduces readers to writers past and present so that Christians can influence culture from an educated perspective and get more out of their reading.
Gene Edward Veith, Jr., (Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas) is Director of The Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary. He is the Culture Editor of WORLD MAGAZINE and was formerly Professor of English at Concordia University Wisconsin. He is the author of numerous books, including Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, The Soul Of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Spirituality of the Cross: The Way of the First Evangelicals, and God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life.Postmodern Times received a Christianity Today Book Award as one of the top 25 religious books of 1994. He was named Concordia's Adult Learning Teacher of the Year in 1993 and received the Faculty Laureate Award as outstanding faculty member in 1994. He was a Salvatori Fellow with the Heritage Foundation in 1994-1995 and is a Senior Fellow with the Capital Research Center. He was given the layman's 2002 Robert D. Preus Award by the Association of Confessional Lutherans as "Confessional Lutheran of the Year."