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Monday 25 February, 02008

Different here but

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:34 pm

Walter Brueggemann’s 19 theses on the scripts

4 Responses to “Different here but”

  1. richie_f says:

    I hope he means ‘elusive’ where he says ‘illusive’. Does he?

    Also, not sure I’m comfortable with Jesus being labelled ‘irascible’.

  2. Matthew says:

    It is the blogger’s error, I think. I think WB is saying ‘elusive’.

    It’s God who is labelled irascible, not Jesus as such. Are you uncomfortable with God being so labelled?

  3. richie_f says:

    Well, yeah. My concise oxford confirms that irascible means ‘irritable, hot-tempered’. Doesn’t really ring true. Irascible makes me think of a fat, red-faced old man in a constant state of grumpiness who flares up at the drop of a hat.

    ‘Angry’ or ‘Indignant’ it would fit better, I think.

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