Since its prophets and poets can be read for texts that seem to promise the Christian Messiah, and since the Gospels and Epistles allude freely to Adam and Moses and Abraham, the significance of the Old Testament cannot be denied. And yet Christianity has tended to define itself by implied or direct disparagement of the Old Testament. The unloveliness of appropriating the sacred literature of another religion in order to put it to such use is hard to overstate.
Marilynne Robinson, When I Was a Child I Read Books
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- shortbreadsh said: you would love my friend abhay. he’s a convert (baptized last year) and he’s OBSESSED with the OT. getting his master’s in it at union
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- yourharbour said: oh right, i forgot you would love that part. haha.
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- coblynau said: “unloveliness”. what a fantastic word choice
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