Thursday, August 23, 2007

God's Politics: Taking the Bible Seriously

God's Politics: Elizabeth Palmberg on biblical literalism: "At the close of the 16th and final Left Behind book, which was perched on the best-seller list a couple months ago, Tim LaHaye yet again emphasizes his claim to 'tak[e] the Bible literally wherever possible.' I don't get how anyone who'd ever paid attention to the Psalms could imply that the Bible speaks less powerfully when it chooses to speak in symbolic images.

But what I really object to, having plowed through the first five and the last one of the Left Behind books, are the number of Bible passages that the series doesn't take seriously - passages that give clear instructions about how people should act."


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