News Update

Deconstructing EvangelicalismThe last few days have been quite unproductive. I have found it very hard to get into a good working routine since returning to St. Andrews. Hopefully this weekend can represent a turning point in this respect. There are so many books that I am itching to read, but I have spent so little time in focused reading over the last few weeks. I started reading Deconstructing Evangelicalism yesterday, which I am enjoying so far. I also received a copy of Yves Congar’s I Believe in the Holy Spirit in the post yesterday and can’t wait to get my teeth into that.

Reading for honours level study is quite a bit more intense, but there are a lot less classes. Over the last few days I have had to read a lot of Barth and quite a bit of Aquinas on the issue of the analogia entis. I far prefer Aquinas to Barth on the subject, for a variety of different reasons. The fact that I am currently reading and enjoying Truth in Aquinas may have something to do with it. Over this weekend I have to read a lot of commentaries for Biblical Exegesis, something which I am quite looking forward to.

I have also arranged to start Chinese lessons. These begin next Tuesday, which will probably lead to a decrease in my blogging output (a matter of quantity over quality of late, for which I apologize). I have three hours’ worth of lessons each week and, I would imagine, a lot of further work outside lessons. The fact that I also have to find time to revise my Greek and keep my Hebrew well-oiled means that I will have to begin to organize my time more effectively.

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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One Response to News Update

  1. ryan says:

    Hey AL,

    enjoy the Congar–i have🙂 I’d like to get his Tradition and traditions, but…haha not at the price it goes for.

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