Saturday, 21 October 2006

biblical literature

Bonkers article in last Saturday's Guardian, which I won't dignify with a link, from a senior Anglican cleric talking about the 'obviously' gay relationships in the Bible. David and Jonathan, of course, but also Ruth and Naomi, which was a new one on me. A completely anachronistic, non-contextual reading of the text. Reminds me of the CS Lewis essay, possibly Fern Seeds and Elephants, where he writes about idiot theologians who talk about the mythical nature of the Bible writings, and says no, I know mythical literature, and this isn't it, if it is it's many centuries ahead of its time, the people writing it are writing non-fiction, historical literature.

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