I was searching for a word to define the nature of the Bible as an overaching narrative of the human condition and redemption.

Some writers use the term metanarrative, but this word is deceptively elegant. It denotes a veiled, true object of a story about another subject. In other words, a story about a video game might be about the struggle with violence. It is a case of this being about that.

This is not what I was looking for.

Ultimately, I decided to create a word and infuse it with the meaning I needed.

supranarrative clip

su·pra·nar·ra·tive (soo-pruh-nar-uh-tiv)
noun. The overarching story of human existence and struggle as seen through the revelation of Scripture.


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