"I would like to say 'This book is written to the glory of God', but nowadays this would be the trick of a cheat, i.e., it would not be correctly understood."--Ludwig Wittgenstein
"Talk to me about the truth of religion, and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolation of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand."--C.S. Lewis
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Holy Week 2019: Tenebrae
The conjectured "Passion Narrative" which predates Mark starts with the Garden of Gethsemane story. When "JCS" was released in 1970 it was criticized for portraying Jesus as "only" human, and not ending with the resurrection. But the earliest versions of Mark seem to have ended at the tomb, albeit an empty tomb, from which those disciples who found it ran away terrified. And if the Passion Narrative is a reliable guide to anything, it is that from the beginning, the primary interest of Christians was in the humanity of Jesus of Nazareth, and his anguish over what was coming in his last days.
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