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Personal/Theological Notebook: Scholarly Plodding

Painfully slow. I cannot believe how much time it takes to do so little with my current projects. I just finished a designing a quiz for the Luther class for tomorrow morning in 4 1/2 hours, which is not unusual in designing the right questions and coming up with a proper, representative cross-section of the material, especially for a book as brilliant as Heiko Oberman's Luther: Man Between God and the Devil is proving to be after the first of three parts. Yesterday featured a ten-hour-straight bibliographical session on the dissertation outline and it's still not done, as I plodded my way through our library databases and ones as far afield as the Library of Congress and Amazon France looking for the necessary information.

And now I'm in that "wired-but-need-to-crash" tension. Lullaby time. More of the same tomorrow. But it looks like the Boston schedule for my interviews is finally just about set. It'll be good to spend time with Erik, even "just around the edges," as it were. I don't think I've actually laid eyes on him since the two hour drive-by visit from him and Becky back in the summer of '03. Too long.
Tags: books, education, historical, martin luther, personal, teaching, theological notebook

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