Thursday, March 20, 2014

Reading Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God

Yes, I began reading Wright’s two books a couple of weeks ago, albeit intermittently around other work commitments. I will have much to say in my review, but not yet. Instead, I wanted to use tonight to say how I’ve been read PFG.

I recently discovered Sprint Reader (a Google Chrome app), spreeder.com and spritz, all of which use rapid serial visual presentation (rsvp, which is also very useful for dyslexic readers), and a couple of which use “Optimal Recognition Point”.

I purchased the Logos version of PFG and the paperback. Then, I simply copy and paste the Logos text (with page numbers activated) into a Google Chrome text box and then read it at around 500 words per minute with Sprint Reader or Spreeder. But the paperback is in front of me at the same time, and I go through, underlining my physical copy, adding any other thoughts, questions or annotations there.

This is making it much easier to plough through dozens of pages very quickly with excellent comprehension. I find that fatigue doesn't set in half as quickly. And let’s face it, given the size of PFG, we can do with all the help we can get! Certainly the style of Wright’s rhetoric is nicely suited to this kind of approach as well. Reading Barth’s Church Dogmatics using the same methods, I need to slow down to at least 450 words per minute.

If any of you try this, do let me know how it goes!

2 Comments:

At 3/21/2014 12:35 AM, OpenID afkimel said...

Oh Chris, you are so behind the times. I plug into the Matrix and then download all of Wright's books and essays on St Paul, including his BIG book, and I immediately know and understand Wright's reading of the Apostle.

Keep up with the times! :)

 
At 3/21/2014 8:46 AM, Blogger Terry Wright said...

"Tom Wright? I know... Tom Wright?"

 

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