12/08/2010

Bishop Robinson, Teacher, teaches

The Washington Post has begun a series by Bishop Gene Robinson on the Bible and Homosexuality.  The first two installments are out and can be read HERE, and HERE

Here is the WP overview of the series.  It should make good reading. Bishop Robinson is a remarkable bishop, true to his vocation as a defender of the faith, and he takes on this teaching task with a fine sense of grounding in Anglican theological sensibilities and profound respect for and obedience to the Word.  From the Washington Post first article:

"What does the Bible really say about homosexuality? Reading "texts of terror"

This is the first in a series of articles by The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire and a visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C., examining the Biblical texts traditionally used to address the issue of homosexuality from a religious (Jewish and Christian) perspective. This first article is the philosophical basis for all that follows in examining the seven passages which are used to assert that God condemns homosexuality and homosexual practice. To borrow Phyllis Trible's phrase, used to describe the Biblical texts employed to keep women "in their place," these are the "texts of terror" used against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people."

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for this, Mark. See you Friday. 10 AM. Woo hoo.

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  2. I very much appreciated Bishop Robinson's articles. I particularly enjoyed his succinct but clear treatment of scripture, tradition, and reason without once using the phrase "three-legged stool" or the name "Hooker"!

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  3. It is interesting to observe the laws of entropy act on the comments of Bp. Robinson's articles. The value of the content declines over time, as with an exponential distribution (a probability density function).

    Interestingly, Mark, I haven't seen this, or seen so much of this, in the comments on your posts. Bravo!

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