Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Quote of the week.

" What does it mean to follow the Bible literally?

To follow the Bible literally-at face value, at its word, according to its plain meaning-isn't just a daunting proposition.  It's a dangerous one.

Consider: In the third century, the scholar Origen is said to have interpreted literally Matthew 19:12-  ' There are the eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven' -and castrated himself.  Origen later became a preeminent theologian of his age and an advocate of figurative interpretation."

A. J. Jacobs

The Year of Living Biblically.

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