June 25, 2014 at 10:57 am #5829
Yes, Maginel as we have discussed before, James is constantly challenging our ‘entrenched mindset’ as you describe it. And it really is a slow, evolutionary process of absorbing and realising that a completely different Christianity is being presented to us. It is the Priestly testimony in the Hebrew Scriptures which gives us our concept of Creation as ongoing, and of Redemption and Atonement. These priestly writings also introduce us to the possibility of God’s presence being lived independently of the Temple.