❰BOOKS❯ ✸ The Collar Author Sue Sorensen – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Combining thematic analysis and stimulating close readings The Collar is a wide ranging study of the many ways heroic or comic shrewd or dastardly Christian ministers have been represented in literatu Combining thematic analysis and stimulating close readings The Collar is a wide ranging study of the many ways heroic or comic shrewd or dastardly Christian ministers have been represented in literature and film Since all Christians are expected to be involved in ministry of some type the assumptions of secular culture about ministers affect than just clergy Ranging across several nations particularly the U S Britain and Canada denominations and centuries The Collar aims to encourage creative and faithful responses to the challenges of Christian leadership and to provoke awareness of the times when leadership expectations become too extreme Using the framework of novels plays TV and movies to make inuiries about pastoral passion frustration and fallibility Sue Sorensen's well informed sprightly and perceptive book will be helpful to pastors parishioners those interested in practical theology and anyone who enjoys evocative literature and film A marvelous mix of scintillating literary criticism and probing theological reflection Sue Sorensen has provided insight into why funny stories are funnier and tragic stories tragic when a clergyman is the principal character But she also explores the deeper uestion 'Have these artists as outsiders looking in captured that mysterious soul of the one who has that special call from Christ' Dale Ahluist President American Chesterton Society Like every professional the minister inherits images he or she did not create and may or may not want to project Some of these images persist well beyond the epochs that shaped them A few are positive even heroic; many are negative and demeaning Not only for those directly involved in the vocation but for all who try to understand what the church has been and is it is good to sort out these sometimes 'graven' images And what better way of doing that than by considering the great stories in which clergy have some degree of prominence Douglas John Hall author of What Christianity Is Not Sue Sorensen is Associate Professor of English at Canadian Mennonite University and an active member of First Lutheran Church in Winnipeg She is the author of a novel A Large Harmonium and the editor of West of Eden Essays on Canadian Prairie Literature She has written about contemporary British literature detective fiction film popular music children's writing the fiction of A S Byatt and is also a published poet.
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