Dark Interval

A Theology of Story

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John Dominic Crossan

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Foreword by Robert W. Funk The Dark Interval identifies five kinds of stories: Story establishes world in , defends established world in , discusses and describes world in , attacks world in , and subverts world in . The author focuses on the provocative theory that the parable is a narrative genre that undercuts the comfortable and safe constructs we place upon our world. Parables thus shatter the shelter we build for ourselves in myths and make way for transcendence. This durable book has had a tremendous impact on parable theory and narrative studies. John Dominic Crossan is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, DePaul University, Chicago. He is the author of twenty-seven books on the historical Jesus, including The Historical Jesus (1991), The Birth of Christianity (1998), and The Power of Parable (2012).