Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Narrative, Perception Language and Faith” as Want to Read:
Narrative, Perception Language and Faith
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Narrative, Perception Language and Faith

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
There have been many voices in disciplines as various as philosophy, history, psychology, hermeneutics, literary theory, and theology that have claimed that narrative is fundamental to all that is human. Here is a book that in an engaging and amusing way presents a coherent thesis to that effect, connecting the Joke and the Story (with all that comedy and tragedy imply) ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 13th 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published November 16th 2005)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Narrative, Perception Language and Faith, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Narrative, Perception Language and Faith

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-4)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Lawrence Sullivan
Jul 19, 2009 Lawrence Sullivan rated it liked it
Philosophy is heavy and painstaking to read with proper attention. That said, Wright has something new to say - he suggests, to my reading, that the birth of religion is implicit in the coming to consciousness of the human race. How would we make sense of the world and survive without instinct? Something like it, which he calls "faith" - perhaps just a belief among the members of a new species that everything will be OK - may define us and the way we understand our world - in spite of all the ...more
Oct 04, 2014 Steven rated it liked it
I give it 3 stars for the small portion I read (and genuinely enjoyed).

I couldn't read this text cover to cover, the language is too stilted for that, but it touches on ideas I'm interested in when it comes to language so I will hold onto and browse every so often.
Charles marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2011
Zero added it
Apr 08, 2012
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book