In This Issue: Pilgrim Faith

Wednesday, 07 Jan 2009

The Patriarchal narratives of Genesis have much to teach modern Americans about the relationship between their earthly pilgrimages and the surrounding culture. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob existed in a decidedly "non-Christian" society (pardon the anachronism). And yet, every step of their pilgrimage was a witness to the God who had covenanted with them to bless the world through them and the Seed who would come from them. By the time of the Mosaic economy, peaceful coexistence and witness were replaced with holy war and extermination of the Canaanites as the land became a visible representation of heaven ...

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