LITERATURE, TRUTH, AND THE RELIGIOUS QUEST The truth that we hope undergirds our religious life is never entire nor static, if it does not grow, it shrivels and atrophies. If it is not corrected by experience with the world, it starts to wobble and turn out of round. And it is the hard core truth about human experience and possibility that we find expressed in art and literature. It is, in fact, only in treating the scriptures as literature that we find their deepest truth and vitality.
Karl Sandberg, Arthur Bassett