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Thanks for a very thoughtful response, Nathan. I'm not pitting the poetic against the propositional in a rigid sort of way (I hope); just trying to highlight the former since so much emphasis has been placed (for centuries) on the latter. I'm an orthodox Christian: I believe in and confess the bodily resurrection of Jesus. But I "believe" that proposition not in the sense that I have the biology and physics of life after death all figured out and settled in my mind but in the deepest sense of the word "believe"--that which I give my whole heart/self to. Which gets us back to poetry a bit.