In this episode of TGC Q&A, Karen Swallow Prior and Jen Pollock Michel discuss the question, “How does literature deepen our understanding of Scripture?” They address:

  • Reading vs. comprehension (:28)
  • Paying attention (1:10)
  • How social reading has affected our comprehension (2:19)
  • Reading difficult texts (3:47)
  • Reading for formation (4:38)
  • Practicing imagination (5:41)
  • Required imagination (6:52)

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