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79. How Do We Use Fantastic Fiction to Process Wars and Rumors of Wars?

When terrorists attacked and towers fell, how did Christians engage with nonfiction books and fantastical tales?
Fantastical Truth on Sep 14, 2021 · No comments

This week marks the twentieth-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. Maybe you dimly recall these terrible events, but both of us remember them quite well. We also recall the stories and other images we used while trying to understand how people could do this. We will explore not just Sept. 11, and similar events today, but the greater question of how we use fantastic fiction to process real wars and rumors of wars.

Concession stand

  • At this time we won’t debate war or particular wars (not even Afghanistan).
  • Wars are political, but we’ll steer clear of the political battles then and now.
  • This is not a place for conspiracy theories or attacks on particular religions.
  • We respect Christians in police or military service who face many challenges.
  • We must recall what a different world 2001 was, without even smartphones.

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Ideas we explore

  1. How we remember living through Sept. 11, 2001
  2. How we responded to Sept. 11 in nonfiction ways
  3. How we processed this war with fantastic stories

Resources we cite

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