Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Barth conversations online

There is a new discussion of Barth - that annual festival. Here is a lovely quote for the exegetes

Whoever does not continually ‘read in’ because he participates in the subject matter cannot ‘read out’ either
I would add - If you are not read, you cannot read. (Read the first read red.)

I am astonished at how impreceise I still am after more than 40 years in the precise languages of programming. It is easy to lose faith in oneself. In an imprecise language like English (or Hebrew) is it impossible to be precise. Is God able to be known in one who is imprecise?

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