From an interview with McLaren by Melvin Bray:
“I [McLaren] think we moved from the pre-modern metaphor of the kingâ€™s court to the modern metaphor of the judgeâ€™s courtroom. And now, I think weâ€™re growing as restless with the court and constitution metaphor as our ancestors did with the kingly metaphor.
If the earlier one seemed despotic,
the later one seems bureaucratic.
So weâ€™ re on a quest for new metaphors.
My proposal is that weâ€™re moving from courtroom to quest as a primary metaphor.
Weâ€™re not trying to once and for all arrange the evidence that demands a final verdict: weâ€™re on an unending quest for truth, for better understanding, for insight that leads to love for God and neighbor.”
Good article. Click to read.
Sounds like a good book too.