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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It'll feel good when it stops

I'm trying so hard to get through this book. I really, really want it to be over, and I'm within about 7 hours of getting there, including some bibliography work. But it's difficult to continue when I have to post to the blog sentences such as this gem:

So, too, just as human creatures' continued actual existence as creatures in their creaturely quotidian proximate contexts ultimately is based on God relating to them creatively, the theological claim that resurrected bodies are "imperishable" is grounded in the theological claim that the triune God is faithful in sustaining human creatures, in and with their proximate contexts, in community-in-communion with God.

Nine hundred and seventy-eight pages of this, people. And this is volume 1. Volume 2 comes next month.


moi said...

Well, if copy editing this for a living doesn't get you into heaven, I don't know what will.

And I thought I was a master of the run on sentence. Can't touch this.

Oh, and I have a new favorite most-hated word: Quotidian.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if this will get you to heaven, as Moi suggests, but just having to read this one sentence is a taste of what hell must be like. I'll stick to exploiting the proletariat for a living.
P.S. Spent lunch hour driving around listenting to the most recent Bromberg CD.

czar said...

Chip: Do you need a manservant? Or can you arrange for a Jubilee year? I can't take much more of this.

There's some fun Bromberg stuff on YouTube . . . him playing with Jorma. Video quality sucks, but just like driving around, you can close you eyes and listen.