Monday, September 17, 2012

Avkristnanin av Evropa: bróta vit frá etisku og moralsku rótini?


Van Harvey, sum bæði er gudfrøðingur og skeptikari, skrivar hetta áhugaverda brotið í eini bók hjá ateistiska Prometheus bóka útgevaranum:

‘I do not believe that the historic significance of this professionalization of knowledge of the Bible should be underestimated. Indeed, it constitutes an enormous wrench in the consciousness of Western humanity. Hitherto, the Bible, and especially the New Testament, has provided the fundamental text that has shaped the morality and ethics of Western culture…New Testament scholarship threatens to alienate the Western consciousness from one of its most cherished assumptions’ (Van A. Harvey’s New Testament Scholarship and Christian Belief, 198, in Jesus in History and Myth, ed. R. Joseph Hoffmann and Gerald A. Larue, Prometheus Books, 1986).