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Reply To: In the first lecture, Dr. McDermott teaches that the Bible is one story, and that God upholds his covenant with the Jewish people to this very day. Was this what you were taught growing up? If not, how will this insight change the way you read the bible going forward?

Max Prowant

I agree Esther, I thought that portion of the lecture was pretty fascinating. As a Christian, I also found myself generally agreeing with the traditionalist views, but frequently being sympathetic with the modernizers. As you point out, a lot of it hinges on when to take scripture literally or not. In the Christian case I think it is even more challenging because Jesus deliberately spoke in parables, inviting interpretation.