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I would guess that Lund being in Sweden, the fictional Runeberg is more than likely Lutheran. Borges I would have thought would have a Catholic background, though the German emigrant influence on Argentina must be considerable and might have either a Lutheran or Catholic cast to it depending on which region the bulk of immigrants hailed from. A Lutheran theologian might be expected to take a more austere view, one thinks of Kierkegaard, a Dane, but with that northern Lutheran existential angst, the silence of God, that would be in contrast to an Argentinian perspective in which the world teams with unseen forces. Critics seem to be split as to whether Borges is speaking through Runeberg or holding his views at arms length with a kind of implied critique of them.

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Borges on Jesus and Judas 820 ananda 01-Mar-04 22:44
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 182 Briffits 01-Mar-04 23:52
A little on Runeberg and his "superfluous Judas" argument 179 ananda 02-Mar-04 01:58
Re: A little on Runeberg and his "superfluous Judas" argument 154 Briffits 02-Mar-04 08:54
Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 170 ananda 02-Mar-04 13:24
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 158 javier 02-Mar-04 17:46
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 205 ananda 02-Mar-04 20:29
Lund is in Sweden, /t 950 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 179 ananda 02-Mar-04 21:47
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 242 Briffits 02-Mar-04 22:09
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 180 javier 03-Mar-04 12:04
Lund is in Sweden, n/t 152 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 164 Melusine 04-Mar-04 02:04
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 157 timewaster 04-Mar-04 03:29
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 162 ananda 04-Mar-04 12:52
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 172 Bent 04-Mar-04 16:43
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 141 ananda 04-Mar-04 17:03
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 166 Bent 04-Mar-04 17:14
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 201 ananda 04-Mar-04 18:09
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 259 Bent 04-Mar-04 18:22


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