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Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 14:40:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: Re: (urth) Suicide & Despair

On Fri, 12 Jul 2002, James Jordan wrote:

>          While it would be a serious mistake to read these narratives only 
> as theological allegories, I don't think that aspect can be separated from 
> them as some "extra layer" either. Silk is a Christ figure, and Hyacinth a 
> Church figure, a Magdelene. "Bad woman," yes, but in a way kind of like 
> Severian. "Disastrous for Silk" I think goes too far.

Well, the church was pretty disasterous for Christ, in the sense that he
got crucified for it.

Doesn't Paul essentially say in Ephesians that the marriage in which the
husband is most Christ-like is the one most like a crucifixion?



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