Leithart’s first article about Purity and Holiness was deleted from Patheos!
A few weeks ago, I found that Dr. Peter Leithart wrote three articles about Purity at Patheos. These are listed below.
- Patheos (Peter Leithart): Myths of Purity (2017 October 12)
- Patheos (Peter Leithart): Purity and Holiness 1 (2017 October)
- Patheos (Peter Leithart): Purity and Holiness 2 (2017 October 7)
I had planned to critique these three articles as a series, but since I published the first one, Leithart’s Myths of Purity (2020 October 28), something interesting has happened.
The second article above was wiped clean from Patheos!
I didn’t bother to copy the text or take any screenshots, but the third article seems different from when I read it earlier. I remember that it was written in an editorial format. But now it is a rigorous exegesis of Old Testament passages about purity. It’s actually pretty well written, so I won’t bother to review it.
However, I can’t help but wonder… Whatever happened to the second post?
I can only suppose that Leithart or someone at Patheos had read my critique and decided to revise these articles. Anyway, I’m glad to see that there has been a responsible response.