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Entries from August 2007

Another Take on the Prologue to the Gospel of John

August 29th, 2007 · 1 Comment

DAVID KRONEMYER: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The Prologue to the Gospel of John quite likely is the most enigmatic verse in the Bible. Because of this, it consistently repays further contemplation. I previously wrote an essay about it, focusing on the concept [...]

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What Could the Opening Verse of the Prologue to the Gospel of John Possibly Mean?

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: It comprises three of the most bewildering phrases of the New Testament, if not the entire Bible – and, some of the most beguiling. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” “Beginning” means “start” or “onset,” as in the commencement of a process, [...]

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OK, But Where’s the Temple?

August 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

DAVID KRONEMYER: It would not be an overstatement to say that Martin Heidegger’s “The Origin of the Work of Art” is one of the 20th Century’s most influential texts on aesthetics. In it, he expounds an inspiring theory about the relationship between art and culture. A “work of art,” according to Heidegger, isn’t any ordinary [...]

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Embodied Christianity

August 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: The theological climate of Virgil’s time was bleak. The official Roman religion was the tepid, uninspired worship of Augustus as a “living God.” In fact, Augustus commissioned Virgil to write the Aeneid as a kind of commemorative poem, in his honor. As a stoic, Virgil disdained the human body, and this concept is [...]

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