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From:Ed Heil <edheil@...>
Date:Monday, November 8, 1999, 23:46
Nik Taylor wrote:

> Boudewijn Rempt wrote: > > According to Dorothy L. Sayers (The Mind of the Maker), it's > > also the Christian orthodoxy, although not many people know > > that, so I'm not surprised Tolkien believed it, too. > > "Christian Orthodoxy"? Unless you're referring to the Orthodox churches > (of which I know little), orthodoxy for most protestants is purely > Biblical, and a combination of Bible and the Pope for Catholics, and in > neither of those sources can I find any hint that subcreation is the > purpose of Humanity.
That's kind of a ludicrous caricature ("A combination of the Bible and the Pope"? Indeed!), but your point (that "sub-creation" isn't exactly a topic of the average sermon or Bible study) is well taken. And yet... and yet... What was the only thing that Adam actually accomplished before the Fall? Naming the animals. If the name of a thing is part of the thing, then he was engaging in an act of creation. And what was he specifically creating? Language. It's there for them who have eyes to see... ------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------