It’s no secret that I am obsessed with the ABC Family show “Pretty Little Liars”, constantly theorizing about the identity of the mysterious “A”. But does the show have any deeper meaning – any deep structure, perhaps? And what does the deep structure of PLL mean for the way we read other texts? Can the… Continue reading Toward a Christian Theology of Literature: The Seven Days of CreAtion.
Daniel 3 is presented as a false Babylonian Liturgy.
Some thoughts on the Ten Words as presented in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5. This post is not comprehensive, but a beginning of a discussion dealing with apparent contradictions between the two lists. Here is another example where biblical theology can teach us how to read the Scriptures better and explain away supposed contradictions.
I’ve written on this before, but with my friend Seraphim pointed out an eight step process to the Day of Atonement. It is crucial to understanding Esther: 1. High Priest takes off robes of glory and beauty, puts on linen garments. 2. High Priest kills bull as purification offering, ascends with incense to the Most… Continue reading Esther Revisited
For fun: The books of the Harry Potter series generally track with the days of creation.
Peter Leithart shares a portion of Lazlo Gallusz’s monograph “The Throne Motif in the Book of Revelation”, where Gallusz breaks the book of Revelation down into seven components, each starting with a vision of the temple. Neither Leithart nor Gallusz do, but these seven sections can be linked thematically with the seven days of creation: