In addition to being poorly written, Brittany Williams, a senior journalism major from Rockwall, said the books weren uplifting.
Instead of discounting the popularity of those tales, Heath said Christians should embrace the use of imagination in telling the Christian story.
and bad in the series.
The Twilight series of four books and four movies has broken publishing records worldwide, Heath said, meaning the church must pay attention to the stories that are so popular with teens and young adults.
Elaine Heath, associate professor at Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology, spoke Monday during an afternoon session on her book, Gospel According to Twilight: Women, Sex, and God. Brueggemann was one of the commentators for the PBS series A Living Conversation, hosted by Bill Moyers.
like Jesus, she said. don like church. stories like the Potter series, and Games are premiere mystical texts that shape the religious imaginations of young people, Heath said.
The pale arms reaching for a juicy red apple and a quote from the book of Genesis leave little doubt that the popular Twilight novels go beyond a vampire tale.
Christian University Summit, which runs through Wednesday.
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not redeeming, she said. no good moral story. Patenaude, a junior advertising and public relations major from Fort Worth, said she didn find the books to be wholesome but said they were popular for a reason, the affirming love story Omega Speedmaster Co-axial Chronometer between Bella and Edward, the vampire character.
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Heath acknowledged that when she read the books, written by Stephenie Meyer, she was torn between wanting to quickly turn the page for more of the story and throwing the books against a wall. She found both good Omega Seamaster Vintage Price
young people nationwide don like church.
A couple of ACU students attending Heath lecture appreciated her insight but didn get as much out of the books as Heath did.
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