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Offline scamandrius

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Former teacher reposed
« on: May 03, 2012, 10:24:34 PM »
I was shocked and saddened to learn that a professor of mine at the University of Missouri-Columbia from whom I took classes in Oral Tradition, John Foley, a giant in the field (and that is the truth), died today after battling with cancer.  I learned a great deal from his classes on oral tradition and I think that what I took away from those classes really helped me to break free of the mindset that a text is in itself authoritative which has so plagued Protestant thought when approaching Scriptures and the prayer life.  He was an excellent scholar and I really loved the Homerathons he sponsored at his house.  Memory eternal.

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Re: Former teacher reposed
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 10:28:37 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Former teacher reposed
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 11:30:51 PM »
Memory Eternal.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: Former teacher reposed
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 01:48:55 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
"For, by its immensity, the divine substance surpasses every form that our intellect reaches. Thus we are unable to apprehend it by knowing what it is. Yet we are able to have some knowledge of it by knowing what it is not." - St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra gentiles, I, 14.

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Re: Former teacher reposed
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 01:54:27 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Former teacher reposed
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 05:53:33 PM »
Memory Eternal!
To God be the Glory in all things! Amen!

Only pray for me, that God would give me both inward and outward strength, that I may not only speak, but truly will; and that I may not merely be called a Christian, but really be found to be one. St.Ignatius of Antioch.Epistle to the Romans.