Thursday, 19 August 2010

Animal typology

Troping Christ as a lamb, a tiger or a lion is fair enough. But until I see a theologian genuinely, with neither negativity nor sarcasm, exploring the trope of (let's say) Christ the hyena, Christ the tapeworm, Christ the spider -- I'll know that there is as yet no new natural theology, and the slogan 'everything is holy' has not properly been inhabited by human thought.

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