Thursday, May 7, 2009

Spiritual Eroticism

Ha! Got your attention - didn't I? Very thought provoking article here by Scott McKnight - where he compares the medivial court obsession with "being in love with love" to emotional manipulation in worship

He says:
My contention is rather simple: the shaping of a Sunday service or a worship event or a concert in order to generate a profound experience might emerge from a courtly-love sense of worship. The expectation of such an experience on the part of the worshiper might also emerge from a courtly sense of worship. The opening of the Bible to read in search of an experience, or the entrance into a prayer time in order to rediscover some powerful emotion might also emerge from the intrusion of courtly love into how many today understand spirituality.
You should check it out.

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