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Re: Magic Realism vs. Fantasy
Posted by Sterling on 10/3/2013, 21:50:20, in reply to "Re: Magic Realism vs. Fantasy"
Actually, I think I can answer that. The Catholic church does indeed stress miracles -- ongoing miracles, not just the miracles of Jesus. To be canonized, to become officially a Catholic saint, a person must have performed two miracles, after his or her death, verified by the Church. Mainstream Protestant churches have no such emphasis on miracles performed by "heroes of the church." (Pentecostals and charismatics may be something else again, but they have always been on the fringes of the Christian church. Maybe not for much longer, though.)
: I came across an online dialogue similar to ours about
: the definition of magical realism and found this
: comment by a reader: "Magical realism is an
: outgrowth of Catholicism and its belief in
: miracles." That's an interesting idea, and
: certainly consistent with its Latin American origins,
: but I'm not sure what difference there is between
: Catholic miracles and Protestant miracles.
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