Tuesday, February 19, 2008

On Reading Karl Barth

Dan Reid, reference editor at IVP, gives some fascinating reflections on reading Karl Barth at the pace of 5 pages a day. As I've already suggested on this blog, I've done the same with John Owen. I wonder what other theologians would be "better" in short doses...some might suggest Calvin, Edwards, Augustine, or Aquinas. I would think anyone whose writing is both dense and dexterous would repay slowing down and reading slowly.

1 comment:

Timothy R. Butler said...

Wow, what a good idea. I think I might just try it (though not with the assigned reading this semester -- I'd never get done with it!).