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Gospel Patterns
in Literature

Familiar Themes in Unexpected Places

Francis C. Rossow

This book demonstrates the thesis that the central event of history called the Gospel event (the Son of God’s incarnation, life, death, damnation, and resurrection for our salvation) has had so profound an impact on our world that it has spilled beyond the bounds chosen by God to contain it and convey it, namely divine revelation, the Holy Scriptures. Many aspects of the Gospel, such as God becoming man, the Creator sacrificing himself for the creature, the God-man dying and rising again, are in varying degrees of accuracy and completeness reflected in belletristic literature. Where the Gospel event may not have made an imprint on a specific literary work, it has had an impact on the Christian’s perception of things. A Christian sees things—including belletristic literature—differently. Christian readers experience the joy of seeing familiar truths in unexpected settings and in new arrangements, the excitement of seeing much-loved doctrines in a fresh perspective. The author leads the reader to explore the Gospel aspects of eighteen literary works.

Francis Rossow has served as professor of practical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, from 1976 until the present. Previously he was on the faculty of Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, as professor of English and acting dean (1975-76). Ordained in North Dakota in 1948, he served as a parish pastor until 1959. He is the author of three books and many articles and reviews.

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ISBN: 1932688315
196 Pages
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