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Monday, August 11, 2003

Extra credit.

"Terms you didn't learn in seminary: Exebegesis: textual interpretation that scares the pants off you. Hypocrypha: extracanonical documents that pretend to be part of the apocrypha but aren't. Par-ooz-sia: a divine appearance bringing about the end of the world in a slow, icky way. Kantikle of Kanticles [sic]: seldom-sung love song based on Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason."

(From "Theological Terms from the Esoteric Dictionary of Quasi-Spiritual Mistaken Knowledge" in the Door Magazine, July-August, quoted in the August 9 Christian Century.)

There's more! Including Trini-tini-tarianism, a belief in a miniscule but three-personed God! The whole list is on-line.

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 11 August 2003 at 5:53 PM

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