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


  1. Richard J. Nobbe III

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

  2. And something pretty cool, The real life Rudy was just baptized into the Mormon church :)

    • Richard J. Nobbe III

      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.

      • To be perfectly honest, I’ve never actually seen the movie. I’m not really a sports fan, and although I have seen many sports movies, Rudy has not been one of them. I will have to put it on my list.

        On another note, I’ve done some work with Dawn Armstrong (helping her set up her blog) who appeared on the Meet the Mormons movie and actually had a wonderful conversation with her for about 5 hours. And…ouch…I haven’t seen Meet the Mormons either.

        Before you judge, just remember that all people have dark spots on the radar, but these two can easily be fixed by Netflix.

        • Richard J. Nobbe III

          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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