Scripture as art

Jan 13, 2017
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“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle

“For us, divine inspiration does not mean God possesses a man, and simply dictates the inspired text to him. But rather God implants into a man’s mind a general concept. And when God does that, he allows the man to write that in the historical context in which he lives—what we call the Sitz im Leben—where ‘that is the setting in life.’ So a man may have historical inaccuracies, but God allows the man to write with those misunderstandings because what is important and what is inerrant is the theological concept God is trying to get across to mankind.” – Catholic Priest quote from movie Rudy

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Richard J. Nobbe III
Richard J. Nobbe III
3 years ago

“Sitz im Leben!” Rudy is one of my all-time favorite movies!

CJ
CJ
3 years ago

And something pretty cool, The real life Rudy was just baptized into the Mormon church :) http://www.onefootdown.com/2017/1/23/14359992/notre-dame-football-real-life-rudy-ruettiger-is-now-a-mormon

Richard J. Nobbe III
Richard J. Nobbe III
3 years ago
Reply to  CJ

I saw that! Rudy has always been one of my favorite movies. And I love the interviews with the real Rudy Rudiger – he always seemed like such a good man. I think it’s neat that he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So many great lessons from his life, and I thought the movie did a great job of capturing them.

Richard J. Nobbe III
Richard J. Nobbe III
3 years ago
Reply to  oneclimbs

I’ve never seen any of the Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings movies. I also don’t have cable or Netflix, whatever that is. I guess you could say I don’t watch a lot of TV, and I’m definitely not a movie enthusiast. I just love music so much more; that’s what occupies most of my time.

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