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The Bible in American Life$
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Philip Goff, Arthur Farnsley, and Peter Thuesen

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190468910

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.001.0001

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The Bible in the Evangelical Imagination

The Bible in the Evangelical Imagination

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The Bible in American Life
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Daniel Silliman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0026

Evangelicals imagine the Bible (1) as an object, (2) as having an ideal reader, and (3) as lending itself to therapeutic reading practices. This chapter surveys thirty-three evangelical novels published between 2004 and 2014, examining how they represent the Bible. The novels are written and published by evangelicals, and predominantly read by lay evangelicals as well. They reveal the background assumptions a not-insignificant portion of the American public has when approaching the Bible. The study of the evangelical imaginary, it is argued, can usefully supplement studies of beliefs and practices.

Keywords:   reading practices, therapeutic reading, lived religion, evangelical fiction

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