These stories celebrate new life and remind us that what is most important can't be seen.
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The human soul has a permanence to it, a quality etched deeply into us such that, even after death, there is a transition to new life. Because it’s so fundamental to our identity, it’s natural that we tell stories about death and rebirth. The greatest of these stories, or as G.K. Chesterton would put it, the one fairytale story that happens to also be true, is the resurrection of Jesus at Easter. Spreading out from this story and reaching back to it like an echo are countless other tales and stories with themes of resurrection. These stories celebrate new life and hearken to the fact that what is most important about us is what is unseen.
Here are 10 classic novels with themes of resurrection:
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