Such obedience, as mandated in Romans 13, is complicated when the rule of law established by the authorities is one that denies the humanity of a particular group of people--the disinherited--or that requires them to break one of God's commands, i.e. Shiphrah and Puah. In choosing which law to disobey, to lie to the officials or to kill the babies, surely they must have determined that it was better to obey God than the evil command.
I kid you not when I say this will be the title of my dissertation (or, maybe just the theme). This post is my first in a series in which I attempt to connect the theologian Howard Thurman to the concept of hermeneutics. Chapter One of Thurman's book Jesus and the Disinherited concerns this very … Continue reading I. “Who Do You Say I Am?” Hermeneutics and Christian Social Activism
Hello dear ones Dear friends Hi again, (One day I will come up with an appropriate greeting for potential readers. Alas, today is not that day.) I must have been out of school for far too long, because I have assigned myself a book report... As an academic person, my research interest has always been … Continue reading Introduction: Thurman’s “Jesus and the Disinherited” and the Subjective Nature of the Human Hermeneutic