Tag Archives: Literary Criticism

Contradictions and the Perfect Word (Myths of Language, III)

A Christian friend of mine told me recently that this blog was fun to read, but that he “disagreed with it completely” – somewhat worrisome considering my goal is a legitimate Christian literary theory.  Before going on to the grand … Continue reading

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The Agony of Babel (Myths of Language, Part II)

Last week I paused this blog after suggesting that although Deconstructionism is depressing, it nevertheless dovetails nicely with the “Christian Myth of Language.”  How could I, as a Christian, say such a thing?  Am I some sort of post-modern Judas, … Continue reading

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Myths. . . Of. . . Language!!! (Part I)

I promised a friend last week that I’d soon get to unveiling what I called (somewhat grandiosely) “The Christian Myth of Language.” Most literary theories have a mythic element to them. . . a brief story or description that answers … Continue reading

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Encouraging Christians to Read

And teaching normal people to read like Christians “What would Christian criticism look like?” I used to ask my private school seniors, in the last weeks before they graduated. “We’ve done Feminist theory; we’ve done Marxism and Psychoanalysis. . . … Continue reading

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