Monday, August 14, 2006

Back to Germany

The Portugal holiday was wonderful, beautiful, warm and relaxing – a deeply pleasurable experience for us all. And I learnt a lot from the books I took with me. Among others I read (though didn’t finish), Vanhoozer’s The Drama of Doctrine, and the interesting Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku. More on those later.

Oddly enough, I’ve only been a week away from a keyboard, but I already feel like I’ve forgotten where the keys are, and how to make a good sentence!

But even worse, I’m afraid, while I was away, not one person managed to correctly guess the mystery author. Dan, again, was closest with his ‘it’s got to be somebody who is engaging with Aquinas’. Clever chap that man. Yes indeed, the author was an Aquinas expert. His name is Josef Pieper, and he wrote the words in Happiness & Contemplation (St. Augustine’s Press: Indiana, 1998 [1958]).


At 8/15/2006 12:29 AM, Anonymous Ben Myers said...

Welcome back, Chris!

At 8/15/2006 1:31 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Thanks, Ben. I've enjoyed catching up with your posts on Barth and the start of the 'Theology for beginners' series.

At 8/18/2006 12:23 PM, Anonymous dan said...

And I was so looking forward to one day meeting a little fellow named Dan Tilling. Dang.

That said, this Pieper fellow looks like an interesting read (unlike another Piper I can think of). Where did you pull the quote from?

At 8/18/2006 1:44 PM, Anonymous dan said...

Oops. Apparently you already mentioned where you pulled the quote from. That's the problem with writing on blogs when I'm working overnight shifts -- I tend to overlook all sorts of obvious things.

At 8/19/2006 9:34 PM, Anonymous Steven Carr said...

Forgotten where the keys are?

Don't forget that on German keyboards, the z and y are transposed.

Blast! I meant to say that the y and z are transposed.

And some letters have dots on them. I don't know what happens when you press those keys. I shall have to try sometime.

At 8/20/2006 12:52 AM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

!! :-)

Actually, when I return from England visits, I often start typing with 'y' and 'z' swapped.

Thanks for the laugh.


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