From my recent Substack: Can We Talk?
If you are like me, growing up in a Southern Baptist Fundamentalist version of the Christian Faith, any reference to anything in the Bible as myth raised a red flag. It was probably worse than that. For many, it still is.
Recently a friend sent a version of the essay, “What are We to Make of Jesus Christ?”, from God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics by C.S. Lewis. The lede, which is different than in my copy, gets the mythical ball rolling,
“Now the story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth working on us in the same way as others, but with the tremendous difference that it really happened.”