…then [he] asked him, 'Please tell me your name?'
But [the man] said, 'Why is it that you ask my name?'
And there he blessed him.’
Gen 32.26, 29
The Christian story is unique because it is just that – a story. It is narrative, script, folktale; history, poetry and song, wisdom, apocalyptic visions, and law; it is instruction, admonishment, consolation, letters to friends, memoirs for a distant people…