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Flashcards in What is a Classic Deck (2):
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Qualities

Endured: stood the test of time
Influenced: powerful and has changed/shaped/defined culture in time
Excellence/Superiority: rises above most others of it's genre
Presents the Human Experience: "holds a mirror up to nature"

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Is the Bible a Classic?

Yes, it's:
-Overwhelmingly literary
-The characteristic way of expressing religious truth in the Bible is quite often through story, poem, vision, and letter.
-By comparison, expository essays, theological discourses, and sermons are a relative rarity in the Bible.
-Jesus one of the greatest storytellers the world has ever known, when asked to define just who his neighbor was, Jesus does not launch into a theological dissertation, he tells a story. A parable of the Good Samaritan