Monday, July 16, 2012
Response to Douthat: Reclaim Scripture, Save Christianity?
Ross Douthat points out that the more “liberal” Christianity becomes, the more members leave. Perhaps that is because very few people are reclaiming scripture so that it is relevant to a secular world. Most people dismiss the Bible as meaningless myth. But what will replace it? Star Wars? Harry Potter?
Beyond simple “Biblical literacy” – which means you know what the story says – is midrash, which reclaims scripture for the post-modern age.
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