Sunday, May 31, 2009

a[nother] new Bible

A comment on one of Michael Bird's posts on Euangelion announced the publication of this Bible. Can anyone make the argument that this is a good idea, from the standpoint of seeking to understand the Bible? Or is the point, rather, to foster a particular understanding of America? And if the latter, are you actually reading the Bible if you read this Bible?

3 comments:

Don said...

In order:

Can anyone make the argument that this is a good idea, from the standpoint of seeking to understand the Bible? Yes, but it's thin: if this 'filter' will spark someone to actually read the Word of God who might not otherwise have done so (big 'if'), then it is a valid idea.

Or is the point, rather, to foster a particular understanding of America? I think this, rather.

And if the latter, are you actually reading the Bible if you read this Bible? I think the best thing we can say about this is, "You could. But you would have to get beyond the jingoism."

Rafael said...

Don, Don, Don . . . why must you make so much sense?! My undying optimistic side finds hope in your first comment. My cynical side heartily agrees with your second. And, in the struggle between the two, the latter easily trounces the former and sneers at your third point, muttering just loud enough to be heard: "Good luck with that."

Jack said...

If only they would publish "the American Patriot's Qur'an"

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