Pastors in the Classics : Timeless Lessons on Life and Ministry from World Literature Paperback / softback
Throughout the history of English literature, church ministers have figured prominently in novels, plays, morality tales, and even poetry.
Pastors in the Classics is a unique, unprecedented collection of relevant literary masterpieces in which the pastor's experience is a major part of the story.
Part 1 is a reader's guide to twelve important classics written over four centuries and covering seven different nationalities.
Each chapter not only describes and interprets the work in question, it also highlights a specific feature of pastoral ministry explored in the work.
Part 2 is a handbook that defines the canon of literary masterpieces that deal with the pastor's experience, offering reading suggestions for both ministers and lovers of literature.
From the familiar (The Canterbury Tales; Cry, the Beloved Country; and The Scarlet Letter) to the lesser-known (Silence, Witch Wood) to the surprising (A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man), this collection uncovers the good, the bad, and the ugly ways in which pastors have been presented to the reading public for the past half millennium.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 01/01/2012
- Category: Literary studies: general
- ISBN: 9780801071973
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