Jamie Smith says that in order to know a person don't ask them what they believe but rather what they love. One way to determine what someone loves is to see what gets them excited; what event they look forward to.
I'd be lying if I said that I didn't just get excited upon reading that David Bentley Hart has a book coming out early 2012. It's called The Devil and Pierre Gernet, and it's a collection of stories.
Why would an eminent theologian decide to turn his hand to narrative? Because...
God is no more likely (and a good deal less likely) to be found in theology than in poetry and fiction.