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Hating Jesus' Wife

Interesting blog post: You Can’t Love Jesus and Hate His Wife. I'll have to look at it, and the story it links to, in more detail when I have time later.

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meep
Sep. 18th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
I will be interesting to see what you have to say, as seeing the Church as the Bride of Christ is a very Catholic way of thinking.

Not trying to bias you for or against it, just remarking - it's not particularly Catholic, in that plenty of Christian churches see that way, too - after all, Christ himself uses marital imagery alot, and casts himself as the bridegroom in parables. It's just that the central metaphor of the Church for Catholics is the Bride of Christ (and nuns often have wedding rings symbolizing their marriage to Christ.)
drmellow
Sep. 18th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
I've always been very cool with thinking of the church as Christ's bride, so I imagine we're on a lot of common ground here.
prester_scott
Sep. 18th, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
I don't see what's specifically Catholic about it, when it's in the Bible.

Catholics also emphasize the Church as the Body of Christ. Which is also in the Bible. So there's no real reason to look at it as being particularly Catholic either.

I think the REAL question is: why don't (today's Evangelical) Protestants care about the Church Universal, i.e., "Catholic"?

Why is "Protestant" cast as the opposite of "Catholic"? They weren't always. Wyclif, Hus, Luther, the Anglican divines, Calvin, all wished to free the Catholic Church from the false doctrines of Rome and restore it to its primitive splendor. (They all had differing ideas exactly what that meant, but that's a different matter.)

The linked writer doesn't go quite this far, but I wish he had.
naqerj
Sep. 19th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
"Catholic" isn't the opposite of "Protestant." Both are the opposite of "Orthodox."

;)
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