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Fact and Fiction: Interrelationships between History and Imagination

AuthorBahiyyih Nakhjavani
Title of item
Fact and Fiction: Interrelationships between History and Imagination
Parent publication   Journal of Bahá'í Studies
Publisher of this ed.
Ottawa, ON: Association for Bahá'í Studies North America
Date of this edition 2000
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Posted 2022-04-06 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Published Articles
Abstract On the tension between "fact" and "fiction," between objective history and our relative and subjective stories, between art as the representation of reality and faith based on the Word of God. We inherited a responsibility to resolve this tension.
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