Sunday, December 10, 2006

Problem texts

One of the things I did recently was go to an interfaith conference on Problem Texts put on by the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. I presented on the Death of the Sons of Aharon (Lev. 10) and posited what I called a Tradition-Narrative approach to dealing with problem texts. I also talked about how the text -- for all its problems -- is one that I find inspiring in my work as a chaplain (the image of Aaron's silence after witnessing the deaths of his sons is such a powerful one for me).

I will be boiling the presentation down to a paper I will be submitting to the center. I hope to expand this post in the coming days to give you a "taste" of the presentation and the paper.

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