The Drama of Scripture
I started a book recently called The Drama of Scripture. I haven’t worked through much yet, but the first chapter on creation was hitting the mark. However, the second chapter, on the ‘fall’ disappointed me as it implied that the biblical account of the sin of Adam and Eve was an actual event. This might be important for conservatives, but it almost caused me to give up on the book entirely. Nevertheless, after having surrendered my snobbish prejudices, I determined to carry on anyway, sensing that I was going to hear God and learn as I read it. So far, I’m glad I did. Indeed, this historicity issue is admittedly a small blemish on what is turning out to be an inspiring and easy read. Actually, the book is something I would especially recommend for church groups as an introduction to theology and the bible that leaves traditional syllabus issues till later.
Anyway, I’m not writing this to review the book, but to point to two helpful webpages that are linked to the book. There are some useful resources on them, so check them out here and here.
I have really finished my chapter on 1 Cor now; it’s already sent off, so I intend to devote a little more time to finishing my Küng series here over the next few days, and perhaps get round to doing another podcast on a theme that has been bouncing around in my brain for a few weeks.