Lucifer’s Speech to the Netherworld spurs deep theological reflection on matters of redemption and human worth. Today RNS offered a press release on Lucifer’s speech and Estillyen’s contest:
SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 12, 2014—Lucifer’s unprecedented speech to the netherworld is for real. It’s found in chapter twenty-one of Messages from Estillyen: A Novel of Redemption and Human Worth.
Messages from Estillyen contains ten portrayals, in which Lucifer imaginatively appears as a real-time observer of well-known Scripture narratives such as the Transfiguration and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. According to author William Jefferson, “The characterization of Lucifer plays a vital role in surfacing important theological truths, particularly the matter of redemption and human worth.”
For the rest of the press release, read here
As part of the essay contest on the characterization of Lucifer as found in Chapter 21 of Messages from Estillyen: A Novel of Redemption and Human Worth, Port Estillyen Productions is offering free downloads of the dramatic readings of Scripture from the Monks of Estillyen.
Reading Seven, “A Cry in the Crowd,” is now available; find it here, along with Readings One through Six.
From Reading Seven, “A Cry in the Crowd”:
“Down the Mount of Transfiguration Christ moved, no longer mysteriously incandescent, far above on the mountaintop. With his disciples Peter, James, and John, Christ made his descent with divine intent. Toward the plain below he headed, drawn down by humanity’s gravitational pull. Want and need were ripe for harvest. People were in pain. The oppressed and possessed mingled in the lowland that day, waiting to see in Christ a bit of hope they might profess.”
In anticipation of the essay contest on the characterization of Lucifer as found in Chapter 21 of Messages from Estillyen: A Novel of Redemption and Human Worth,
Port Estillyen Productions is offering free downloads of the dramatic readings of Scripture from the Monks of Estillyen.
Readings 1-4 are currently available for download here.
Following is an excerpt from Reading Four, “Lips Unclean.”
“Lips launch words. Lips need no coaches. They carry out what the heart has in store. They’re ever so ready to ply and comply. Haven’t you ever heard the little rhyme, ‘Lips Lips Upon the face’? It goes like this:
Lips, lips, the pair, oh how we adore our place upon the face.
Below the eyes and nose, above the chin we sit.
To us words rise, as they receive their call.
We clothe them with form, propel them to function.
Through us they all must pass, whether it be to bless or bite,
for wrong or for right.”