Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Book Meme

Patrick at Creative Minority Report has tagged me with a book meme ( a kind of blogger chainmail).
The rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

The problem is I (literally) am surrounded by books right now (about 600 or so). So, to sound smart I grabbed Hans Urs von Balthasar's Mysterium Paschale. Good luck undersanding these three sentences without any context...but here it goes:
By the additional remarkthat Jesus 'bears testimony', this 'trouble' is "still more stoutly fortified than the figure of speech in II, 33 against misinterpretation a simple feeling impulse...As tarache the suffering comes ultimately from the Father and is something accepted." What we are dealing with here is one of those 'pointed' Johannine expressions, which contain more than the customary use of language allows, and which aim to mark out a unique Christological event in an analogical manner. "A spiritual motion takes possession of Jesus, having such strength that it would throw other men into utter confusion.".
Uh-huh. von Balthasar is hard reading in context, he is incomprehensible out of it.

I tag (unless they have previously been tagged, which I am not spending the time looking up)
Jean at Catholic Fire, Dale Price, Domenico, Cosmos, and Julie.

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