Sunday, June 11, 2017
Mythical man's (i.e. the Orthodox) need for Tanakh to be historically true and the secular position that opposes him both miss the point.
History alone (and here the Orthodox and their secular opponents both err in their dedication to 'history') is not enough. Man does not have to live by history alone, but can live with a mythical overlay in, under, and over history -- the mythical tied to the historical -- a mythical patina over historical consciousness.
This leads to orthopraxy.