The Bible as Literature

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Summary

When Dr. King famously proclaimed “content of character” over skin color, his words were a reflection of the teaching of the Bible, which proclaims its content at the expense of our identity. The Bible strips us of identity and agency, so that its content may be shared without inhibition or limitation, by anyone in any situation at any anytime to anyone who is willing to hear.

If the person speaking happens to be someone you knew before they knew the Gospel—someone you towered over in their childhood; if you can’t hear the content of God’s wisdom from this person, the only one losing out is you.

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 13:53-58.

Episode 309 Matthew 13:53-58; Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Upbeat Forever” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Show Notes

When Dr. King famously proclaimed “content of character” over skin color, his words were a reflection of the teaching of the Bible, which proclaims its content at the expense of our identity. The Bible strips us of identity and agency, so that its content may be shared without inhibition or limitation, by anyone in any situation at any anytime to anyone who is willing to hear. 

If the person speaking happens to be someone you knew before they knew the Gospel—someone you towered over in their childhood; if you can’t hear the content of God’s wisdom from this person, the only one losing out is you. 

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 13:53-58. 

Episode 309 Matthew 13:53-58; Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Upbeat Forever” 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.