Myth Born as Fact

“The heart of Christianity is a myth which is also a fact. The old myth of the Dying God, without ceasing to be myth, comes down from the heaven of legend and imagination to the earth of history. It happens — at a particular date, in a particular place, followed by definable historical consequences. We pass from a Balder or an Osiris, dying nobody knows when or where, to a historical Person crucified (it is all in order) under Pontius Pilate. By becoming fact it does not cease to be myth: that is the miracle.”

From:

Myth became fact, essay published in God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics, C. S. Lewis

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Art by Carol Bomer

 UNTIL SHILOH COMES (36″ X 36″ giclee on canvas)

 http://www.carolbomer.com/

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