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A part of the beauty and utility of biblical faith lies in its correctibility.

The tradition’s best protection against appealing fantasies lies in its deep commitment to reality.

The Fourth Gospel narrates Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances to his disciples with ample doses of conversation. Jesus engages Peter, for example, in a poignant, painful, and empowering three-part exchange that centers around question, defensive answer, and prescribed conduct:

* Jesus: Peter, do you love me?
* Peter: Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.
* Jesus: Then feed my sheep. (more…)


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