May 18, 2008
Biblical Lessons According to Dr. Seuss?
According to a recent article, Robert Short, the author of The Gospel according to Peanuts has now turned his attention to the writings of Dr. Seuss. While this article is interesting at a number of levels, one aspect in particular intrigues me. Namely, the hermeneutics at play. What role does authorial intention have and where does meaning reside? As the article states, "Questions remain, however, about whether the original author intended such an interpretation or if Short, a retired Presbyterian minister, is just seeing the stories through the lens of his own life."