Thursday, May 19, 2011

Do you like mysteries?

Dr. Holly Ordway has a nice, succinct post on mystery novels and the Christian worldview. 
Mystery novels, taken as a whole, reflect at a deep level the truth of the Christian worldview. And yes, I mean mystery novels in general, not “mystery novels by Christian writers.”
Here’s why.
In any normal mystery novel (notice that I am omitting weird literary or experimental ones; those are the exceptions that prove the rule), certain ingredients are essential:
1. A crime.
2. An investigation of the crime.
3. A resolution of the crime.
All three conditions point ineluctably toward a moral universe, one in which right and wrong, good and evil, have objective meaning. Let’s consider each point.
 Read more here.  

1 comment:

Courtney said...

I've been reading a lot of mystery novels lately and I noticed the same thing. While very often those who are killed in some way provoked the attack, there is never any question that the murderer should be caught and justice must be served. Thanks for linking this article!