1. Standard memberrhb
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    09 Oct '05 14:59
    Please post your top 10 works of religious fiction in this thread and then discuss.

    I'm still drawing my list up. Would anyone care to start this off while I work on my selection?
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    09 Oct '05 15:181 edit
    Originally posted by rhb
    Please post your top 10 works of religious fiction in this thread and then discuss.

    I'm still drawing my list up. Would anyone care to start this off while I work on my selection?
    "The Oath"

    -Frank E. Peretti-

    for starters
  3. The sky
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    09 Oct '05 15:49
    Originally posted by rhb
    Please post your top 10 works of religious fiction in this thread and then discuss.

    I'm still drawing my list up. Would anyone care to start this off while I work on my selection?
    I am not entirely sure what you mean by "religious fiction", but the novel "Pamfalon the Juggler" by Nikolai Leskov comes to my mind. It's a story about a self-righteous ascetic who believes that the highest goal in his life is to save his own soul, and a juggler who thinks he is so unimportant that he'd rather help others than save his own soul when confronted with these two options (in his understanding).

    Another work which comes into my mind is the first chapter of Tolkien's Silmarillion. That's an entirely different type of "religious fiction". It tells about the creation of Tolkien's fictional world. I just love the idea that the world was created by singing.
  4. Standard memberivangrice
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    09 Oct '05 17:46
    Originally posted by rhb
    Please post your top 10 works of religious fiction in this thread and then discuss.

    I'm still drawing my list up. Would anyone care to start this off while I work on my selection?
    The Bible has got to be there somewhere...
  5. Standard memberHalitose
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    09 Oct '05 19:37
    Originally posted by ivangrice
    The Bible has got to be there somewhere...
    I'm sorry. Have you escaped from a cell, somewhere? 😵😵😵
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    09 Oct '05 19:41
    Originally posted by ivangrice
    The Bible has got to be there somewhere...
    I was wondering who the first one to post this would be.
  7. Standard memberHalitose
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    09 Oct '05 19:44
    Originally posted by Coconut
    I was wondering who the first one to post this would be.
    It took almost three hours. Must be a new record.
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    09 Oct '05 21:02
    Originally posted by Halitose
    It took almost three hours. Must be a new record.
    I would have had I been around
  9. Standard memberHalitose
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    09 Oct '05 21:11
    Originally posted by aardvarkhome
    I would have had I been around
    Pity. We could have had a good scuffle on that one. I'm wasn't sure how Ivan would warm up to any of my jabs.
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    09 Oct '05 21:23
    Originally posted by Halitose
    Pity. We could have had a good scuffle on that one. I'm wasn't sure how Ivan would warm up to any of my jabs.
    Has anyone mentioned CS Lewis? Personally I prefer Tolkein, the allegory is far more subtle in Tolkein AND you get battles
  11. Standard memberHalitose
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    09 Oct '05 21:29
    Originally posted by aardvarkhome
    Has anyone mentioned CS Lewis? Personally I prefer Tolkein, the allegory is far more subtle in Tolkein AND you get battles
    I enjoyed Lewis's Narnia series, but when it comes to lighting up your imagination, Tolkien wins the fantasy writing contest hands down IMO.
  12. Subscribersonhouse
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    09 Oct '05 22:42
    Originally posted by Halitose
    I enjoyed Lewis's Narnia series, but when it comes to lighting up your imagination, Tolkien wins the fantasy writing contest hands down IMO.
    How bout "The Name Of the Rose" Umberto Eco. Movie with Sean
    Connery also.
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    09 Oct '05 22:43
    Originally posted by rhb
    Please post your top 10 works of religious fiction in this thread and then discuss.

    I'm still drawing my list up. Would anyone care to start this off while I work on my selection?
    If you compile a book or two from the Spirituality Forum, you might get
    pretty good read of opinions on various religious topics..

    Most likely though, you'll end up with a read that gives you diarrhoea,
    makes you laugh till you go insane, feel sorrow and misery on some of
    the childish comments you’ll find..

    No, don’t bother.. this Forum has long died, and the threads are starting
    to stink..

    The PROPHET, by Kahlil Gibran is a damn fine read.
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    09 Oct '05 22:44
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    How bout "The Name Of the Rose" Umberto Eco. Movie with Sean
    Connery also.
    I was just thinking about that. Another one is Foucault's Pendulum - much better than Dan Brown's trash.
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    09 Oct '05 23:36
    Oh, I forgot Lion Feuchtwanger's "Die Jüdin von Toledo" ("The Jewess of Toledo" ), a historical novel playing in the 12th century. An extremely interesting book which made me think a lot and gave me some new insights.
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