“Those familiar with a religion that affirms that submission to God’s agency constitutes human freedom, or that Jesus of Nazareth is no less human for being divine, or that divine power is manifested as divine suffering, or that wholly historical action is the realization of a transcendent divine intention, will not be surprised by the equally unexpected claim that fulfillments are more, and yet again not more, than their figures” (218).
Friday, 4 January 2008
Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity
Daniel Driver links to a fascinating-looking book, Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity. Here's my favourite citation:
"Fulfillments are more, and yet again not more, than their figures" ... I'm just standing on the tip of the iceberg of theological exegesis, and as yet I can only sense with anticipation the tremors this insight into reality releases. I wait and pray and indeed yearn for the earthquake which will tear down our strongholds and create green spaces for new life to grow.
Or am I just being naively Utopian?