Monday, July 10, 2006

Any ‘Opposite Blogger Day’ suggestions?

I wanted to write a post for this so-called ‘Opposite Blogger Day’, but I’ve run out of time before tonights Tübingen NT Colloquium - this time, my good friend Volker shall be presenting a paper. Besides, I didn’t have a good idea, and I’m exhausted after a Tübingen second hand book shop crawl (I picked up some WONDERFUL deals today: books by Küng [Menschwerdung Gottes, for €6!!!; Christentum und Weltreligionen, for € 5], Balthasar [Bernanos; Verbum Caro and Sponsa Verbi, i.e. Skizzen zur Theologie I and II, all for a very good price] and Becker’s, Paulus)

So, any suggestions as to what to ‘opposite blog’ about today? as I’m sure I can whip something up after I return from Volker’s paper. Hmmm, as I write an idea is surfacing actually ...


At 7/10/2006 8:40 PM, Anonymous Chris T. said...

Ooh, I have been wanting to read Bernanos -- I wonder what von Balthasar has to say about him.

Have you read Diary of a Country Priest?

At 7/10/2006 9:03 PM, Anonymous J. B. Hood said...

Are you having a dialogue with yourself, or is this another Christ T?

Suggestions: "How Anja fell in love with me."
"What my spiritual language means in Farsi" (potentially sacreligious)

At 7/10/2006 9:07 PM, Anonymous Randall Buth said...

shalom chris,
don't remember how I landed on your page, but my sympathies with you on recognizing the American Erasmian for what it is. It is morally wrong. (tongue in cheek with a grain of profound truth) Historical will work for you. If you add umlaut-u and eta to modern Greek you will have Koine. It's fairly easy to shift in and out of these last two.
randall buth

At 7/10/2006 10:43 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Hi Chris T,
Nope, haven't read Diary of a Country Priest. I wasn't intending to get Bernanos either, but it was just gripping me as I thumbed through. Is Dairy recommended?

Hi JB,
Thanks for the Narrative Reading, Narrative Preaching tip. I got my copy from the library today. I like the suggestions, cheers. However, I think I'm going to choose another (also sacreligious)

Hi Randall,
Thanks for the encouragement about the 'historical Greek'! I remember, before I knew of 'historical Greek', once trying to communicate with someone in Crete while on holiday, using Erasmus. I got a very blank look!

At 7/10/2006 11:57 PM, Anonymous Chris T. said...

J.B. -- I'm a different Chris T. :-)

Chris -- Definitely recommended. It's my favorite novel where nothing happens, and I like it so much I'm reading it in French now.

But seriously, it really is very good. Not very accessible, however -- it was assigned to me in high school and it took until I was in my twenties and out of college to get anything out of it.


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