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Thursday, 6 August 2015
The Second Canonical Perspective

Canon & Community: A Guide to Canonical Criticism,
James A. Sanders, Wipf and Stock, 2000, page 72

Sanders' second perspective is that the Bible requires us to read its stories as mirrors for reality, not models of morality. He uses 2 Samuel 12 (Nathan's story to David) and the woman of Tekoa in 2 Samuel 14 as examples.

In the texts, the Bble as canon provides clear mirrors in which we may see the truth about ourselves. David, on hearing Nathan's case, immediately identified with the poor man who had only one sheep; but Nathan said no, David was mirrored by the rich man who had many sheep. and in the mother of the two sons, both murderer and the murdered, Davd could see the problems of his own parenthood in regard to Absalom.

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