One of the things I am doing while on research leave is trying to finish a book on Augustine. It is an introduction, and is being written for Christian Focus in Scotland. It is--to say the least--a tad intimidating to try and write an "Introduction" (!!!) to Augustine. But on we go. I am working through Etienne Gilson's The Christian Philosophy of Saint Augustine. On page 69 Gilson is discussing Augustine on the nature of teaching, and whether a teacher really teaches anything at all (a sobering thought for a professor).
Here is Gilson on Augustine:
"When a teacher instructs a pupil, does he put into the pupil's mind the ideas signified by the words he uses? In short, is there such a thing as teaching?"
Greetings Friends. The Greens are on Research Leave at Tyndale House in Cambridge, England. It is a great place to study. I am thankful that my employer, Union University, gave the green light for this. Happy to be here!
The wonderful Fran Lancaster has helped me update the site (the site SHE helped create). She has been absolutely super. If you see bugs or problems please do let me know.
I recently gave an interview with "Books at a Glance" on my book, Covenant and Commandment: Works, Obedience, and Faithfulness in the Christian Life. Here is the interview.