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This introduction to the forum "Narrating Selves from the Bible to Social Media" contextualizes the theme by taking recourse to philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre's reflections on self-narration. MacIntyre poses the question about personal continuity in spite of the necessary change. With his concept of "character," he makes explicit the connection to literature, thus emphasizing a degree of creativity when people tell their life stories. The contributions to the forum explore this aspect by also highlighting the role of the everyday and the media through which selves are portrayed.