Concordia Theological Monthly
modern literature, christian, theology, faith
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
In Randall Stewart's American Literature and Christian Doctrine, the author unabashedly abandons "the so-highly-prized, the so-strenuously-inculcated academic neutrality" (p. viii) and pleads for a creatively critical evaluation of modern literature by Christian theologians. According to Stewart, the Christian critic must charge contemporary literature "to give an answer for the faith" that is in it. In the same spirit, John Killinger insists he must "ask hard questions of the creative arts… that the critic [the theologian] must judge, or it has nothing at all to say." (Sec John Killinger, The Failure of Theology in Modem Literature, pp. 15, 16)
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Deffner, Donald L.
"Theology and Moden Literature-Survey,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 36, Article 58.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol36/iss1/58