I attend a Catholic College in Connecticut, i’m 41 and finishing up my degree at night. I took a religion class as an elective when I started back in school. In it we were taught about mid-rash, which I believe is a way of communicating historical events in a type collage format. For example- The sermon on the mt was a collection of various sermons, or the dead rising from the grave after the Passion being equivalent to us in the US saying “ground zero” for where the 9/11 attacks started. Ground zero represents a nuclear strike which to the people living today don’t confuse. There was a lot of discussion on the story of Jesus being known to the followers of the disciples and how their testimony was artistic in nature as everyone knews the facts. Spoken word would of been the form to carry the message on back then, not written word etc.
Let me say this wasn’t shoved down our throat but I got the impression from the professor that it is accepted by many?