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Testimonies: The Stories of the Christian Life: Despair, Presumption, and Hope

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Lecture

Abstract

"Despair, Presumption, and Hope" This second lecture explores the pitfalls of both memory and imagination, the constant temptations to assign false meanings to the stories of our lives: to discern unreasonably comforting narratives, or to write for oneself a false tragedy, or to fail to discern any narrative at all. We will conclude with a meditation on hope as, so to speak, the narrative virtue--the virtue that enables us to tell the right stories about our lives and to tell them wisely, for our benefit and that of our fellow Christians.

Publication Date

11-8-2006

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