My purpose here is twofold. I’d like to discuss the possibly of new fiction being written with a Christian theme having the hero a Christ-like figure such as Atticus Finch.(in To Kill a Mockingbird)
Secondly, real heroes like Atticus Finch. Should we be trying to emulate his heroics. Does the world need more people like him?
I see a need for more profound literature in the vein of To Kill a Mockingbird. It is a way of evangelising in a more subtle way. Encouraging people to aspire to decency first and foremost in their lives.
But what kind of hero would suit the modern reader? I am sure there are some imaginative Christian writers out there who could come up with something fresh. What kind of hero would appeal to readers in these complex times of political divisions? That cut across left and right wing factions? That everyone would and could respect? It doesn’t have to be a lawyer of course. maybe a politician, although it would be problematic if one side of politics appeared more decent than the other.
to be continued