That’s O.K. With Me
James McGrath doesn’t understand me (he says). I’ll respond briefly to his confusion (and to the confusion of all those others out there who don’t understand me) – that’s o.k. with me. I can live with it.
Years ago (doubtless unknown to far too many who fancy themselves biblical scholars) Karl Barth wrote a booklet titled Rudolf Bultmann: ein Versuch, ihn zu verstehen. Barth didn’t ‘get’ Bultmann in the same way that Luther didn’t ‘get’ Zwingli. My point is not to compare McGrath to Barth or Luther (heaven forfend!) but simply to point out that Christianity has a great history of people who don’t understand others. And it’s o.k.
In the words of Donna Summer – I will survive…