Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Quote of the Week

"When people live under oppressive structures, they turn to the Bible for the strength to survive another day, not to figure out how long a day lasted in Genesis 1. The Bible is not read with the intellectual curiosity of solving cosmic mysteries; rather, most people on the margins look to the text to find guidance in dealing with daily life, a life usually marked by struggles and hardships. Debates over the scientific validity of the Scriptures become a luxurious privilege for those who do not endure oppressive and discriminating structures."

Miguel De La Torre, author of Reading the Bible from the Margins and Associate Professor of Social Ethics at Iliff School of Theology

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2 Comments:

At Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 10:45:00 AM EST , Blogger Celucien L. Joseph said...

A helpful quote Dan! How's your ministry going in the Haitian community in the Bahamas?

Take care,
Lou

 
At Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 10:51:00 AM EST , Blogger haitianministries said...

Good to hear from you, Lou! Things are going well. Blessings

 

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