Christianity as poem

/ 30 June 2008

I’ve been struggling to get a paper written (it’s due tomorrow and I despair at meeting that deadline). In doing so I’ve been dwelling in some of my favorite books, and just now was struck again by something Kathryn Tanner wrote in her Theories of Culture:

Christianity is one big poem in that the meanings of its elements are subtle and ambiguous, and the connections among them elusive and associative, as matters of practice always are. (91)