Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth - Epilogue: The Fascination of the Bible Summary & Analysis

Burton L. Mack
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Epilogue: The Fascination of the Bible Summary and Analysis

Epilogue: The Fascination of the Bible

The Bible seems to fascinate people everywhere, Mack writes, including in places where one might think it would not, such as Korea. He tells of some of his Christian Korean students who believe that the word of God was meant for the Koreans all the time, but had been delayed in its delivery.

Mack outlines several types of fascination with the Bible. The first is a belief that the Bible is a "transparent oracle" that can provide an answer to any question put to it. This usage of the Bible is practically invited by the set up of the text, which juxtaposes the old allegorical texts with new interpretations. The idea seems to be that one need only know how to interpret the often vague...

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