12.05.2008

Jesus, His Interpreters, and Gay People (again!?)

Who doesn't love following a good schizsm? Click here. Very teachable (how do we recognize G-d's will? What is authority? How important is interpretation? Is Divine Justice eternal or changing?, etc.) My favorite line in the article:
[The split] would also result in two competing provinces on the same soil, each claiming the mantle of historical Anglican Christianity.
Seems like kind of a dusty mantle whichever way you split it, to me...

[UPDATE] -- At the center of the controversy about how the Anglican Church will be constituted is the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. He's an impressive figure ( PC, DD, DCL, FBA) who seems to hold a number of intriguing positions on the "use" of orthodoxy. Check out his wikipedia page if you're interested. By far the coolest thing you'll discover there is that Rowan Williams just published (Baylor University Press, 2008) a book titled, Dostoevsky: Language, Faith, and Fiction. I can hardly believe nobody has written a book with that title before -- so obvious! You can read the first few pages thanks to Amazon's "Look Inside" function. Check it out. Williams starts with an examination of one of Dostoevsky's most famous (-ly perplexing) statements: "if someone were to prove to me that Christ was outside the truth, and it was really the case that the truth lay outside Christ, then I should choose to stay with Christ rather than with the truth."

Wow, huh?

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