Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Another quote -- crucifixion of images

I just came across this -- much food for thought.
What other images is it true of?

Austin Farrer, in commenting on the debate between Rudolf Bultmann and several German colleagues on the question of "demythologizing" the New Testament, suggested as an alternative that in the New Testament itself we are presented, not with the demythologizing, but with the crucifixion of images. He had in mind specifically the crucifixion, in Jesus's death, of the image of Messiah as God's means of deliverance.

4 comments:

ROSA E OLIVIER said...

"Più giù, in fondo alla Tuscolana,
oltre Cinecittà, c'è un prato..."

!?...passavo per un saluto!

http://elanavev.blogspot.com/

ROSA E OLIVIER said...

"Più giù, in fondo alla Tuscolana,
oltre Cinecittà, c'è un prato..."

!?...passavo per un saluto!

http://elanavev.blogspot.com/

ROSA E OLIVIER said...

"Più giù, in fondo alla Tuscolana,
oltre Cinecittà, c'è un prato..."

!?...passavo per un saluto!

http://elanavev.blogspot.com/

Suzanne R said...

I can't think of any other images it is true of. The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is -- as far as I know -- unique in religious history.