The Bible as Literature

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Summary

When Scripture deals with the question of healing, it’s tempting to think of modern medicine, which places its focus on the wellbeing of an individual body. But the very nature of the physical body is what makes it so useful for making the Bible’s point: just as a human body is made up of several parts that all work together, so too is a human community; moreover, just as a physical body is restored by medical therapy, so too a body politic—made up of a group (or groups) of people—is restored by a very specific and narrowly defined therapy found only in the content of the Bible.

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 15:29-31.

Episode 318 Matthew 15:29-31; Music from: “Sinfonia No. 3 in D Major - BWV 789” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Show Notes

When Scripture deals with the question of healing, it’s tempting to think of modern medicine, which places its focus on the wellbeing of an individual body. But the very nature of the physical body is what makes it so useful for making the Bible’s point: just as a human body is made up of several parts that all work together, so too is a human community; moreover, just as a physical body is restored by medical therapy, so too a body politic—made up of a group (or groups) of people—is restored by a very specific and narrowly defined therapy found only in the content of the Bible. 

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 15:29-31.

Episode 318 Matthew 15:29-31; Music from: “Sinfonia No. 3 in D Major - BWV 789” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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What is The Bible as Literature?

Each week, Dr. Richard Benton, Fr. Marc Boulos and guests discuss the content of the Bible as literature. On Tuesdays, Fr. Paul Tarazi presents an in-depth analysis of the biblical text in the original languages.