Monday, June 27, 2011

King James ...poetry

TT: What is the major failure of Christian education in the modern West?

PH: Its lack of poetry. The abandonment of the great poetic text of the King James Bible (and of the Book of Common Prayer, for those to whom it once applied) has rendered Christianity banal and chilly to three generations. Much of what Christ said is communicable in poetry, which contains meanings prose is unable to express. The same could be said for the abandonment of much of the church’s classical musical tradition.

From Tabletalk, June 2011

Interview with Peter Hitchens.

any comments?

1 comment:

debbie bailey said...

I very much agree. It was a sad day when versions of the Bible other than the KJV started showing up.