Narrative Theology is still with us, to the delight of some and to the chagrin of others. 'Why Narrative?" is in reprint because it represents what is still a very important question.
This diverse collection of essays on narrative theology has proven very useful in university and seminary theology classes. It is also of great use as a primer for the educated layperson or church study group. Jones and Hauerwas have done an excellent job of selecting representative essays that deal with appeals to narrative in areas such as personal identity and human action, biblical hermeneutics, epistemology, and theological and ethical method.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"Quietly, but irreversibly, the categories of critical theology have shifted and continue to shift. Not long ago, 'narrative' was so flimsy and vulnerable. Almost without our noticing, 'narrative and theology' are now joined together in a way that recharacterizes both terms...
"The contributions to and advances in this fundamental shift are the work of a limited number of scholars, but their work is scattered in too many journals and books. This marvelous collection brings many of the most important resources together in one place.... The editors have rendered us a singular service in making these materials so conveniently available. I anticipate that the book will become both a primary tool for much teaching and a crucial point of reference for further work." --Walter Brueggemann