Redemptive Analogies in Phantom of the Opera

–Originally published on FWB21 April 28, 2011– I recently watched Phantom of the Opera with my 16-year-old sister-in-law, who had never seen it. When the movie credits started to roll, she said, “I don’t get it.” My brain, on the other hand, was about to explode. There is a thing in missiology called a “redemptive analogy.” Don Richardson first coined the term to describe those things that are inherent within a culture that either point to Christ or could be used to demonstrate the gospel. (If you haven’t read Peace Child or Eternity in Their Hearts–the two books that birthed this concept–I recommend that you do so immediately.) Phantom of the Opera is chock full of redemptive anaolgies. Themes of […]