(urth) [SPAM] Re: [SPAM] Re: Urth before Earth
danldo at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 23:51:16 PDT 2006
On 7/21/06, Jeff Wilson <jwilson at io.com> wrote:
> Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:
> >>If there was no Incarnation, who was Crucified?
> > The son of Joseph and Mary, who was both enlightened
> > and possessed by the Outsider.
> How can we tell the difference?
Since it's fiction, we don't have to 8*)
Frankly, I think Wolfe kind of wrote himself into a
corner here -- by having Urth's history _so_ parallel to
Earths, he put himself in a position where there _had_
to be something indistinguishable from the Christian
Church. But the Incarnation has to be an _utterly_
unique event (says Christian theology). So the "man
possessed and enlightened by the Outsider" who winds
up getting crucified (in Silk's vision) is historically
indistinguishable from the Theoanthropos...
Dan'l Danehy-Oakes, writer, trainer, bon vivant
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