Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Jesus Scholarship by Richard Rohr


"We became occupied with the container, but no the contents!"
Jesus didn't even speak Greek, so why would knowing the exact Greek help you understand Jesus.
All this fighting over what Jesus actually said was not his concern.
It is on the life level, the love level that opens us to Jesus.
Almost all interpretation of scripture done by white, celibate males in the RC tradition. 
How could this group understanding the feminist, womanist perspective?
White men read did not read scripture from the lens of the poor or uneducated people, African theology, gay people, Jewish people.
Jesus was not a Christian. He was trying to reform Jewish religion and all religion.
We need to understand how culture works. How was Jesus worldview influenced by his culture?"

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