Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 2016

School

Center for Academic Support and Advising Services (CASAS)

Major

Individualized Studies

Keywords

redemption, journalism, storytelling

Disciplines

Journalism Studies

Abstract

This thesis will explore, and attempt to define, what redemptive storytelling is within the field of journalism. Storytelling is a practice as old as humanity itself. Indeed, it is ancient, originating in the mind of God, the author of the greatest story ever told. Books written by experts in the field of storytelling, as well as scholarly articles, will be utilized. Aside from journalism, aspects of psychology, theology, and philosophy will be included in the consideration of what makes a story redemptive. This thesis also probes the reasons why stories are so crucial to the human experience, and how God uses them for his redemptive purposes around the world.

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