Monday, 27 July 2015
Canon & Community: A Guide to Canonical Criticism,
James A. Sanders, Wipf and Stock, 2000, page 60
After declaring that G-d's sovereignty remains absolute, James Sanders applies the implications of his declaration.
Eac generation must ask in its own way the central question of faith. Have we placed ourselves beyond the reach of G-d to redeem?
Writing originally some years ago in the shadow of the Cold War and threat of nuclear holocaust, Sanders nevertheless offers a timeless solution:
We live between the pride of idolatrous humanism and the fear of the mushroom cloud - both products of the Enlightenment. "I have set My bow in the cloud" (Genesis 9:13). We seem to have sight enough to see clearly the cloud, but not vision enough to see G-d's bow in it. We might regain the vision Scripture offers if while reading it we would attempt to meet its foremost challenge: to monotheise.