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Each week, Dr. Richard Benton, Fr. Marc Boulos and guests discuss the content of the Bible as literature. On Tuesdays, Fr. Paul Tarazi presents an in-depth analysis of the biblical text in the original languages.

The Bible as Literature The Ephesus School

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Each week, Dr. Richard Benton, Fr. Marc Boulos and guests discuss the content of the Bible as literature. On Tuesdays, Fr. Paul Tarazi presents an in-depth analysis of the biblical text in the original languages.

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4.5 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Coy Jack ,

Brillant. Unapologetic. Deeply Challenging.

I arrived at "Bible as Literature," by chance. I always appreciated the Bible for the writings, stories, allegories and images, but firmly reject the associated institutions and personalities attempting to consolidate power by usurping the Bible's text. This podcast is a sort of homecoming for those who want to be challenged instead of comforted and patronized. It explores the depth religious teachings while expounding on the philosophy of religion. Knowledge is embraced and learning is praised, rather than vilified.

The hosts, Dr. Benton and Father Marc, are critical thinkers. They pursue the functional approach to spirituality and scripture and confront the most self-righteous among us to look at how we live our lives in relation to the guidance written in Biblical scripture. As an agnostic, I'm startled and humbled at the shortcomings of my own life Dr. Benton and Father Marc lay bare, by critically analyzing scripture and relating it to the modern world. They reject the populist approach of who is right and who is wrong and challenge the listener to be introspective - We are always wrong. We are always the problem. The discussions are cathartic and soul stirring. I now cherish these discussions, and wish we had more leaders and men like Dr. Benton and Father Marc to help guide this Nation thru very trying times.

rickr_ow ,

Good info, but annoying delivery.

These guys are very intelligent. Even more than that, they’re EXTREMELY biblically literate. However, near every single episode is delivered in a way that is so smug that I often have to turn the podcast off because I get frustrated with their tone. It’s so condescending and pessimistic that it comes across as “we know how to interpret the Bible, and not only are you wrong, but you/your mentor/your pastor is stupid for thinking _________ means ________.” Again, I’m sure they don’t really feel that way, but that is how the message comes across a lot of the time.

Glory1212 ,

Eye opener

Since being introduced to this podcast, I have questioned and changed in so many ways. My doctrine, my view on people, and many more. I am planning on going back and picking up the earlier teachings. Learning.

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