April 13th, 2010

Tea-drinker par excellence

I get the feeling that somewhere the point has been missed

In her review of Philip Pullman's The Goodman Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Jeanette Winterson's subtitle in the Times is "Pullman’s retelling of the life of Jesus is a poor substitute for the King James Bible".

Later on it says:
"All of Jesus’s miracles in the Gospels are an affront to literalness — the dead are raised, the blind see — and an invitation towards energy, creativity and the possibility of a different order."

An affront to literalness? Has she not met any Evangelicals?