Friday, January 27, 2012

Knowing – a Novel Approach

The purpose of this blog is to talk/write with those interested in the notion that knowing is tied fundamentally to the concept of story. A good starter book on this subject is Story as a Way of Knowing by Kevin M. Bradt. Bradt, a Roman Catholic and a teacher at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA., argues for and amens the idea that, "Story is arguably one of the oldest and most elemental forms of knowing." Really? How come?


  1. Jesus used it to convey truth on many occasions.

  2. Yes, Kaaria, He certainly did, didn't he. He used story to grab attention and "get to the heart." He is, no doubt, a prime (if not the Prime) example of a powerful story-teller.

  3. Most of us do not remember learning our first language. It just seems to have happened back there in the fogginess of youth. But this much we know, we weren't given a set of flash cards with words to memorize. We learned each word - in the context of story (life - characters, setting, and plot). The word "mommy" was connected to a real live person with whom we had some kind of emotional attachment. And so it was with "dog," and "ball," and "no," and "love," and...