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School of Communication; School of Visual and Performing Arts


Digital Media and Communication Arts; Studio and Digital Arts


story, imago dei, theology, narrative, storytelling, communication


Biblical Studies | Communication | Education | Missions and World Christianity | Reading and Language | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | Social and Cultural Anthropology


Story was created by God as a vehicle for the revelation and glorification of Himself. Man, made in the image of God, was created as an innate storyteller. The world was created through story, and story is how it progresses and is sustained. As such, story is the foundation of all culture and the most natural and effective method of human communication. Research points to all of man’s stories being derivatives of the Great Story: the metanarrative of Scripture. Exploring man’s relationship with story reveals his place within the metanarrative and ultimately provides evidence for the existence and active presence of God, the Divine Author.