Re: Matt 5:39, Romans 12:20
On Wed, 2 Nov 1994, Dan G. McCartney, Westminster Semin wrote:
> Regarding the metaphoricality of the "turn the other cheek" why the hubbub.
> Of course its "metaphorical" if we simply mean that it is illustrative
> of a larger principle. But if someone claims that "Do not react to
> aggression directed against you with counter-aggression" doesn't really
> mean "Do not react to aggression directed against you with
> counter-aggression" then we've left the realm of metaphor and moved to
> allegory and Free-for-all interpretation.
I agree. That was my question about the use of the term
I wonder if Paul was drawing on, if not this saying of Jesus, at
least this idea in Romans 12:20. This passage would seem to support an
active response so we are not talking about passive encouragement of
- Matt 5:39, etc.
- From: "Dan G. McCartney, Westminster Semin" <email@example.com>