Terminology Tuesday: metanarrative

*The idea that there is an overarching, all-embracing story of humankind into which all of creation – fall – redemption – new creation is this all-embracing metanarrative, for the biblical story is the narrative of all humankind. In this sense the biblical narrative functions in Christian teaching as the central metanarrative.

*Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki &, Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 77

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Brian Mason