How do you approach using literature in apologetics?

Hi Jacob! Thanks for joining us.

I was delighted to see that we have a common interest in literature!

How do you approach using literature in apologetics? Are there any specific pieces of literature that you find yourself going back to again and again?

Thank you :slight_smile:


Hi Olivia,
Glad to know about your interest. Literature is an amazing discipline that helps open the mind to much deeper realities. Rooting themes in common literature helps people immediately grasp the concept because they are familiar with the story. Of course as a Christian apologist I see myself always referring to Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Dostoevsky’s works, Tolstoy’s works and Jane Austin. Apart from that I also look into Indian epic literature such as the Ramayana and the Bhagavadgita to get a sense of the themes that are spoken about in the religious literature. It does revel some very interesting insights.
What type of literature are you drawn to Olivia? And what value do you see in them?