tagged ‘the canon’

Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Building a personal canon of holy texts

I grew up thinking of a canon as a definitive collection of texts that had long ago been declared sacred. Resolute and unyielding, a canon was not just The Good Word, but The Last Word. In Sunday School, our canon was the Bible. In high school, it was literature written by dead white men: Hemingway, […]