BR 8:04, Aug 1992
Different Ways of Looking at the Bible
Gods story or a human composition? These two views of Scripture have been responsible for much confusion and conflict in religious communities since the Enlightenment.
When editor Hershel Shanks invited me to be a regular columnist in Bible Review, I asked him what kinds of subjects he had in mind. Well, he said, you might approach it this way: Heres what occurred to me while I was shaving this morning.
Though his response showed a remarkable confidence in early morning thought processes, it was not very helpful. As one who has had a beard for over 25 years, I do not shave. But it did suggest that the range of appropriate subject matter is broad, to say the least.