Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Day's Readings

I have never considered what Karen Blixen's theological commitments may have been--quite possibly, none at all--but as Isak Dinesen she came up with a couple of curious reflections on Scripture that I don't remember to have seen elsewhere--not that I am learned in Biblical commentary.

In the story "The Poet", collected in Seven Gothic Tales, one finds
  The Councillor also, in spite of his matrimonial plans, had got stuff for thought from the sermon. He reflected how strange it is that St. Peter, who was the only person who knew of it, and who must have been in a position to suppress it, should ever have allowed the story of the cock to get around.
 And the story "The Night Walk", collected in Last Tales, has its own odd reflection on that night.

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