Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Naive Impressionism in Ancient Times?

I found some passages in the Bible which touch on naive impressionism.

and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3)

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I have become a man, I have put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11)

Paul may have seen naive impressionism as somewhat lacking. Perhaps this was due to his background. The ancient Greeks also may have viewed Hermes, the younger brother of Apollo, as somewhat naive.

Christ's message was one of renewal/rebirth.

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