A disaster of 'biblical' proportions?

Four biblical themes to ponder

Commentators in the media have often invoked the term biblical to describe the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina, which has gone beyond our imagination and our explanatory categories. The term has not been used with any precision—it seems to mean simply vast or awe-inspiring.

What would it mean to view the catastrophe in genuinely biblical terms? Four biblical themes inform my own pondering.

 

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