The Priest’s Dilemma
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The Priest's Dilemma is a fictional account of a Parisian priest's struggle with the facts of science and history -- in particular, the discoveries of evolution and cuneiform in the 1850s.
❧ Rivers of God introduces Jean-Luc, a Parisian priest who has reservations about the slow pace of change in the Catholic Church. It also outlines the theological problems Jean-Luc wants to face head on. - Presbyteros. - L'Écriture Sainte - La Géographie
❧ Pinpoints of Light explores Jean-Luc's sense that the Medieval Christian view of a Creation and a single Holy Text is incompatible with the findings of astronomy, geology, history, and Assyriology.
❧ The Golden Triangle outlines the threats to Jean-Luc's religion posed by 1) Darwin's theory of evolution, and 2) the decipherment of early Mesopotamian texts -- both of which occur in England in the 1850s. - Les Anglais - Threat # 1 - Threat # 2 - The Precambrian Crust
❧ Nineveh explores Jean-Luc's fear that Mesopotamian timelines critically disrupt Biblical timelines, and that the 'Good News' of Babylon's defeat was announced prematurely. - Dates - 612 BC
❧ Que Sais-je? focuses on Jean-Luc's struggle to separate the supremacy of the Abrahamic tradition from belief in God, love, redemption, and mercy. - What We Knew - What He Knew - Eucharistia
❧ Priest & Pastor explores the meaning of the Eucharist in terms of Catholic engagement versus Protestant detachment. - Bread & Wine - In Switzerland - Highland Dream - Champs-Élysées