This is a new Blog that is inspired by my fandom of the TV Tropes web site (A web site that is dedicated to analyzing various aspects of pop culture through the lens of literary tropes.). But in stead of dealing with pop culture, I am going to deal with the Bible and Christianity because I think it is an interesting, fun, insightful and illuminating way of dealing with those topics.
"What are tropes?" you might ask...
"A trope is a storytelling device or convention, a shortcut for describing situations the storyteller can reasonably assume the audience will recognize. Tropes are the means by which a story is told by anyone who has a story to tell. We collect them, for the fun involved.
Tropes are not the same thing as cliches. They may be brand new but seem trite and hackneyed; they may be thousands of years old but seem fresh and new. They are not bad, they are not good; tropes are tools that the creator of a work of art uses to express their ideas to the audience. It's pretty much impossible to create a story without tropes."
Tropes - TV Tropes
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