Discuss the Bible's representation of the fall and salvation from a literary perspective. Discuss the Bible's representation of fall and salvation from a literary perspective.

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When examining the Fall of Man as well as his salvation through Jesus Christ, how about examining it through the literary perspective of a frame story?  A different way to look at it, eh?  It makes for an interesting frame, seeing that notable figures such as Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Noah, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, etc. were condemned to hell before Jesus Christ went down to hell himself and freed them from original sin through His death.  Thus, the frame story comes full circle as evidenced by these words of the Nicene Creed:

Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,Born of the Virgin Mary,Suffered under Pontius Pilate,Was crucified, dead, and buried:He descended into hell;The third day he rose again from the dead.

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"Literary perspective" is the way narratives of literature may be studied and analyzed from differing critical and cultural approaches, for...

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