A brief postscript to yesterday’s post, if I may indulge myself.
I mentioned that Christian novelists have at their disposal a philosophy that can offer different answers than those that have been proffered by many novels in the last century or so (not to imply that this is some sort of conspiracy among novelists or anything, or even that there is a unified philosophy among modern novels. I’m not totally crazy!) However, it is interesting to note that what are essentially existentialist ideas have had to be tackled even within Christendom itself. As apparently contradictory as it may sound relativism, dialectical thinking and a host of other such ideas managed to worm themselves into Christian thinking in some instances. The primary force behind addressing and counteracting this was Francis Schaeffer, who joins C.S. Lewis as one of the two great Christian apologists of the last century. I couldn’t recommend his work highly enough.