Wednesday, August 10, 2005

On putting your faith in biblical criticism...

Much of the criticism of belief you find today comes from people who are judging it from the standpoint of another and narrower discipline. The Biblical criticism of the 19th century, for instance, was the product of historical disciplines. It has been entirely revamped in the 20th century by applying broader criteria to it, and those people who lost their faith in the 19th century because of it, could better have hung on in blind trust. [The Habit of Being]

3 comments:

flurk said...

So glad you're a-bloggin' again! You have made me want to read these quotes in their original context. I am working my way through "Habit of Being" and "Mystery and Manners" on my own. Thanks again!

not perfection said...

I'm so glad you're back, too. Not that I had given up hope; I never give up hope.

C. Meyer said...

Hello, all. I should know this, but what translation of the Bible did Flannery favor?