Why Evangelicals Can't Write
Over at Cyberbrethren, Rev. Paul McCain copies an excellent article from Credenda/Agenda on "Why Evangelicals Can't Write," by Peter Leithart, http://cyberbrethren.typepad.com/cyberbrethren/. I highly recommend this excellent article on the relationship between sacramental theology and good fiction writing. In literary terms, Flannery O'Connor (perhaps unintentionally) embodies Luther's 21st thesis in the Heidelberg Disputation: A Protestant writer calls a symbol reality and reality a symbol. A sacramental writer calls the thing what it actually is.