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A Look Inside the New Issue of Credo Magazine

The new issue of Credo Magazine is here: The Truth Inside the Lie: Theology through Fiction.

The world of fiction and the world of theology might as well be worlds apart. Rarely, if ever, do theologians write fiction, or even pay attention to the insights they might imbibe from a world make believe. That must change. For not only does fiction communicate truth, but truth becomes incarnate through characters with flesh and blood, people not all that different from us. Through the art of the story, beauty itself is embodied. In this issue of Credo Magazine, we move past the artificial divide to explore the innumerable ways fiction infuses our minds and hearts with stories of rebellion and redemption, stories that in some substantial way bring us closer to the master storyteller himself.

Featured Articles

The Power to Form, the Power to Delight by Leland Ryken

The Hound of Heaven: Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited by Timothy Larsen

Saving Mr. Scrooge: How Reading Charles Dickens Changed My Life by Louis Markos

On Not Getting (Over) Getting Saved: James Baldwin and Go Tell It on the Mountain by Tiffany Eberle Kriner

The Greatness of Insignificant Service: C. S. Lewis’s “The Shadow of that Hyddeous Strength” by Douglas Wilson

Why Would a New Testament Scholar Write Historical Fiction? Fiction as a Vehicle for Truth by Ben Witherington III

The Great American Novel: Moby Dick and Unparalleled Theological Symbolism by Jason Duesing


The Godfather: Don Corleone and the Scandal of Unabashed Benevolence by Matthew Barrett

At the Feet of the Fake: What Fiction Can Teach Us about Theological Interpretation by Ronni Kurtz

Fafnir Waits: Andrew and the Firedrake, Douglas Wilson by Douglas Wilson

Interview and Poems

Literature: Truth Beautifully Revealed Interview with Karen Swallow Prior

Beloved, Remember: Poem by Clara Costello

Remain in the Love of God with Poem by Grace Pike

Book Reviews

The Magical Winter King by Cassandra Mae Barrett

The Book that Changed Science Fiction Forever by Michael Plato

Leeli and the Dragon Song by Andrew Peterson

Read the new issue today: The Truth Inside the Lie: Theology through Fiction

Joseph Lanier

Joseph Lanier is a PhD student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a pastoral resident associate at Emmaus Church in Kansas City. He is joyfully married to Kristen.

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