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[NOTE: page numbers below refer to a 236-page paperback edition.]
He suggests, "Deep down beneath the critical attitude toward the Gospel stories, is the implicit assertion, `It oughtn't to have happened like that.' In other words, we inwardly sketch the idea ... of what revelation ought to have been like... It seems to me that this laying down of law by the individual consciousness ought to be rejected in principle. The Gospel words, in fact: `become as little children.' Glorious words, but quite unintelligible to anyone who believes that there is an intrinsic value in maturity." (Pg. 22)
He says, "I return to the problem of hope. It seems to me that the conditions that make it possible to hope are strictly the same as those which make it possible to despair. Death considered as the springboard of an absolute hope.Read more ›
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