A most enticing little book by F.-J. Leenhardt1 has recently analysed the religious types of Abraham and Moses in the Bible. Meditating on these great figures will lead us along one of two theological ways. One of these we will call "theology of severance" in order to keep it separate from Biblical terminology. Basing his argument on the significance of Abraham for St Paul in particular, Leenhardt recognises this in Protestant spirituality. The figure of Moses, on the other hand, dominates a "theology of community", which he recognises in Catholic spirituality.