Shades of understanding
March 24, 2021
The difference between light and dark can be tricky when it comes to religion. For many, shadow and nuance are integral to our understandings of faith, life, and love. If it were easy, there would be little need for interpreting scripture and dogma would reign supreme. Black and white would represent the sole choices in our pursuit of knowledge of The Divine.
Literalism has been described by author/theologian Harvey Cox as revenge of the evangelicals. Its seeming simplicity is fraught with contradiction as adherents place their claim on knowing truth. When someone says “The Word cou...