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Bishop Gene Robinson on literal interpretation of biblical texts

Filed By Ed Team | April 12, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

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You can't take a 20th century word, stick it back into an ancient text, and expect it to mean something entirely unknown to the authors of the text. [Some biblical] verses are quoted as if our world has never changed...Although I believe the New and Old Testaments to be the word of God, I do not believe it is the words of God.

--In the course of a speech at Emory University on March 30, 2009, New Hampshire bishop Gene Robinson clarifies the difference between the human authors of the bible and the spirit in which it was written.

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Did i miss something or is the text of what Robinson said linked here? i do not see it.

christophe | April 13, 2009 7:54 AM


Dear C,
It's an excerpt from a speech. I've added a [ ] clarifier to the text.