Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Luke Johnson on the Creed again

Christianity Today has an interview with Luke Johnson on his new book on the creed:

Editor's Bookshelf: 'We live what we believe'
"The Creed is a guide to reading the New Testament. It gets what is essential in the Christian story. And what is essential is its mythic dimension. It is rooted in historical events of the Crucifixion, the burial, the Resurrection, and the historical persons, Jesus, Mary, and Pontius Pilate. But at heart, the Christian claim is mythic, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to God's self. The creed's understanding, in other words, is ontological and not historical."

The site has a whole load of other stuff on the new book too including a review and an excerpt:

David Neff, Editor's Bookshelf: Ground Rules

Excerpt: The Countercultural Creed

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