The 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.