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Imago Dei and the Redemptive Power of Fantasy – Part 4

Where did the concept of fantasy originate? For that matter where did the concept of fiction come from? Ancient man had sacred texts, but they certainly did not consider them “fantasy.” According to Gene Veith, it was the Bible that made fantasy possible in the first place. While the Greeks emphasized imitation, the Bible emphasized …

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Imago Dei and the Redemptive Power of Fantasy – Part 3

Another common objection of our day is that fairy stories and fairy tales in particular are scary and violent and are therefore unfit for children. In the Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales, Bruno Bettelheim deals with this issue at length. Bettelheim was a famous child psychologist who worked with troubled …

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