Monthly Archives: August 2019

Bible blog 2220

Again I would ask the indulgence of my readers if I use this blog to engage with serious criticism from one valued reader, Ksarant, whose comments can be seen at blogs 2218 and 2219, and in the Appendix below.  In dealing with his comments on my interpretation of Romans chapter 5, I will transliterate Greek […]

Bible 2219

I have been examining biblical passages to show the role imagination plays in constructing faith. The comments of my friend Ksarant on  bible blog 2218 have led me to take another example from St. Paul to show why I disagree with him. Romans chapter 5 (my translation) So, since we have been made into just […]

Bible blog 2218

In this blog I am continuing my study of the imagination of faith, by turning to a typical passage of argument by St. Paul. You might think that, in comparison with the great visions examined in past blogs, argumentative material, especially by St.Paul would be relatively barren of imagination. I hope to persuade you otherwise. […]

Bible blog 2217

This blog continues yesterday’s reflection on The Revelation chapter 5 and will not be understood without it (Bible blog 2216). A number of questions arise from the vision: 1. Is the vision merely an artistic device which allows the author to communicate a set theology? You might argue that his extensive use of imagery from […]

Bible blog 2216

In this blog, I will examine another passage from The Revelation, with a view to discovering new insights into the imagining of God by biblical writers. The Revelation chapter 5 Then I saw in the right hand of the one seated on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the back, sealed[a] […]

Bible blog 2215

I’m going to continue to examine texts from the Christian bible which provide examples of human beings “inventing God.” Of course the Old Testament especially takes issue with those who “invent” Gods of wood and stone as opposed to Yahweh who made the heavens and the earth. But who invented the God who made the […]