Monday, August 23, 2010

Source of Clarification

This Sunday Linda preached about the various movements that authored the Hebrew Scriptures. One insight she offered was that some of the authors were in a point in the Hebrew's history when the people saw God as a war god. By contrast, other authors took the point of view that God was a god of love. Hence, the outsider is treated radically different in passages composed by these different groups. I think it is a keen insight for those considering issues of justice, particularly with regard to race, and turning to the Bible for guidance.

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