Friday, April 24, 2009

Demythologizing Idols

It seems that I won't be able to post original material regularly until I finish with seminary, but in the mean time I will pass on the some of the stuff that I am enjoying.

The following talk is a discussion of idol worship from a Christian perspective. Having said that, my non-Christian readers may find it interesting. Dr. Keller discusses, among many things, the idea that an ancient physical god (or idol) is merely a "concretization" or hypostasis of some immaterial thing (knowledge//Athena, money//Artemis, etc.).

For my Christian readers, the benefit of this talk will be self-evident: