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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.
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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.