Friday, May 27, 2022

A Klein word on Christianity

The writer Ezra Klein offers an essay on Christianity in the NYT International on April 3rd, 2022:

"Christianity . . . is a religion that insists on the dignity of all people and centers the poor and the marginalized. . . . What I, as an outsider to Christianity, have always found most beautiful about it is how strange it is. Here is a worldview built on a foundation of universal sin and insufficiency, an equality that bleeds out of the recognition that we are all broken, rather than that we must all be great. I've always envied the practice of confession, not least for its recognition that there will always be more to confess and so there must always be more opportunities to be forgiven."

Quite a confession for a confessing Jew to make of Christianity's institution of confession.


At 4:14 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

I wonder if Klein is referring to the Catholic notion of confession to a priest or to the Protestant notion of confession directly to God. Or does it matter?

At 11:57 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I also wonder.

Jeffery Hodges

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