Ever since Marcion was declared a heretic, a lot of smart people have done a lot of work trying to reconcile the violence of the Old Testament with the love of the New Testament. Peter Rollins now offers his take. In typical Rollinsy style he ignores the dilemma that most people have been wrestling with and drops in a clever gem of an idea: the violence is in there because we need it. It helps us acknowledge and defuse our own anger. Click, read and ponder, dear friends.
28 July 2012