Monday, November 27, 2006

Bishop on Bishop


"Spong's summons to follow where he leads cannot be dismissed merely as the blind following the blind. he sees some things - but sees them through a tiny peephole and in a glaring bright light. Dazzled, he rushes on, constructing imaginary historical worlds and inviting us to base our faith and life upon them. If we refuse this invitation he will, no doubt, hurl his favourite abuse-word at us again. But if everyone who disagrees with Spong's book turns out
to be a fundamentalist, then I suppose that all the fundamentalist churches in the world would not be able to contain the new members who would suddenly arrive on their doorsteps."

- Bishop NT Wright, Who Was Jesus? pp. 91-92.

4 comments:

byron said...

Getting into white and black hats again?

Moffitt the Prophet said...

Again?Good guy, bad guy?

lachlan b said...

I was actually thinking that the black bishop was the good guy! You know. Global South etc etc

byron said...

Not sure that either Bp Sp or Bp Wr qualify as global south: NYC and Durham Castle...