>This is a video I found over at Allan Bevere’s site. It’s an interview of N.T. Wright by Peter Enns and is, I think, a wonderful addition to the discussion of the “literal/metaphorical” debate. It’s a debate I’ve gotten into with folks because I’m not really sure if anyone falls into either camp all of the time.
For the literalists, there are sections of the scriptures that are just too metaphorical to be viewed literally…Song of Solomon, for instance. And, for the metaphorical-ists, there are sections that are too important to be viewed as less than literal…the death and resurrection of Christ, for instance.
Here’s the video.