Christian literature

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Christian novel

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In the last few decades the existence of a Christian subculture, particularly in North America, has given rise to a specific genre of Christian novel, written by and for Christians of a particular type (i.e., conservative Evangelical Protestants), and generally with explicit Christian themes.
Christian novels have a rich tradition in Europe, which goes back several centuries, and draws on past Christian allegorical literature, such as Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress and The Holy War.

Christianity

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Christian literature is writing that deals with Christian themes and incorporates the Christian world view.
Christian disciplines of the respective arts have subsequently developed into Christian philosophy, Christian art, Christian music, Christian literature, etc.

A Christmas Carol

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There is discussion among academics as to whether this was a fully secular story, or if it is a Christian allegory.

Petrarch

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Here, poetry alone provides a consolation for personal grief, much less philosophy or politics (as in Dante), for Petrarch fights within himself (sensuality versus mysticism, profane versus Christian literature), not against anything outside of himself.

The Master and Margarita

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World view

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Christian literature is writing that deals with Christian themes and incorporates the Christian world view.

King James Version

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However, the Bible has been treated and appreciated as literature; the King James Version in particular has long been considered a masterpiece of English prose, whatever may be thought of its religious significance.

Spiritual formation

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Devotionals are often used by Christians in order to help themselves grow closer in their relationship with God and learn how to put their faith into practice.

Hagiography

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For early Christian times almost all writing would be non-fiction, including letters, biblical commentaries, doctrinal works and hagiography.

Tract (literature)

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The tract (a small pamphlet containing an explanation of some point, or an appeal to the reader) was in use at the time of the Reformation and continues to be used as a part of proselytization.

Reformation

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The tract (a small pamphlet containing an explanation of some point, or an appeal to the reader) was in use at the time of the Reformation and continues to be used as a part of proselytization.

Proselytism

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The tract (a small pamphlet containing an explanation of some point, or an appeal to the reader) was in use at the time of the Reformation and continues to be used as a part of proselytization.

Allegory

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Allegory is a style of literature having the form of a story, but using symbolic figures, actions, or representations to express truths—Christian truths, in the case of Christian allegory.

Parables of Jesus

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Beginning with the parables of Jesus, there has been a long tradition of Christian allegory, including Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, and Hannah Hurnard's ''Hinds' Feet on High Places.

Dante Alighieri

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Beginning with the parables of Jesus, there has been a long tradition of Christian allegory, including Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, and Hannah Hurnard's ''Hinds' Feet on High Places.

John Bunyan

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Beginning with the parables of Jesus, there has been a long tradition of Christian allegory, including Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, and Hannah Hurnard's ''Hinds' Feet on High Places.

The Pilgrim's Progress

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Beginning with the parables of Jesus, there has been a long tradition of Christian allegory, including Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, and Hannah Hurnard's ''Hinds' Feet on High Places.

Hannah Hurnard

Beginning with the parables of Jesus, there has been a long tradition of Christian allegory, including Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, and Hannah Hurnard's ''Hinds' Feet on High Places.

Hinds' Feet on High Places

Beginning with the parables of Jesus, there has been a long tradition of Christian allegory, including Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, and Hannah Hurnard's ''Hinds' Feet on High Places.

The Lord of the Rings

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For example, while there are undoubted Christian themes within J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, many might not consider this to be a work of Christian fiction.

G. K. Chesterton

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Other possible examples of Christian fiction include the works of G. K. Chesterton and George Macdonald.

C. S. Lewis

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Some Christian fiction, such as that of C. S. Lewis, draws on the allegorical writings of the past.

J. R. R. Tolkien

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For example, while there are undoubted Christian themes within J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, many might not consider this to be a work of Christian fiction.