Religion and Science: Focusing the Light of Imagination

Michael Barnes

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1985

Issue: Imagination (Vol. 5, No 3, Summer, 1985)

Narrative theology has become popular today. Articles on storytelling as a means for religious expression are common. Paul Ricoeur’s famous phrase “second naivete” appears wherever a writer wants to recommend returning to older religious imagery. The value of myth as a carrier of religious meanings is newly appreciated. Where the more abstract propositional theology once reigned unchallenged as the more mature expression of religious thought, now imagination is laying claim to the throne.

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