— Eugene Peterson
— Leo Bersani
When I got around to studying the Bible for myself, I found that what I’d been told when growing up an Evangelical Christian—simply wasn’t there.
In scholarly literature, I found a brutal factual take-down.
The tradition had re-defined words, mauled translations. Adding words. Changing names.
Eliminating books considered “scripture” in the early church.
All to create a “religion” where the ultimate reality of human life, from clergy to lovers, was…gender?