Posted: Oct 10, 2010 1:51 am
by quas
TimONeill wrote:Of course, how non-literalist Christians like Origen, Augustine and your friend sort out which bits to take literally and which bits not to is another question. Perhaps you should ask your friend. I'm simply noting a fact of history - few Christians were plain literalists until quite recently and your idea that the Church Fathers were is incorrect.

I was hoping that you have enough knowledge of Christian history to answer that. Do you have the answer? Did Origen's or Augustine's writings reveal why they interpreted some Biblical accounts literally?