This is for my friend Richard/Alban, if he reads this, since in the Dositheus' thread I did not explain myself fully: By saying that I rely on Fathers' explanation I do not mean to say that I do not read the Bible, or that I should not read the Bible. I do love to read the Bible, and it is not even a matter for discussion.
Né Richard; Né Alban in Baptism - that's me!!
Thank you for this.
On a note actually related to this thread, I did read St innocent's "Pathway to the Kingdom of Heaven" many years ago. I found it very good, but not totally speaking to me from my Evangelical background; however, he was not writing for such as me!
I read it in a book called "Alaskan Missionary Spirituality", which talked about him and St Herman and their lives. One thing I remember most is that the native 'creation story' started - putting it into Genesis terminology - "In the beginning, it was warm ..."!