Parry on Goroncy on Forsyth [updated]

Hallowed be thy nameRobin Parry has been posting a few reflections on my book Hallowed Be Thy Name, one post per chapter: 1, 23, 4 and 5. Thank you Robin!


  1. Well, the first post is hugely encouraging. And I see the book’s available on Kindle….I’m getting increasingly tempted, Jason….even though I haven’t finished the Forsyth you gave me!

    I’ve just had a look at the ‘look inside’ version of *Hallowed by they name*. Think I can understand most of the words! LOL. Forsyth, incidentally, is certainly readable in that regard. I finished off Kim Fabricius’ book a couple of days ago. I had to keep looking up Google to find out what half the words meant, or to translate the Latin phrases – most of them unnecessary, I think. Nevertheless, there are lots of good thoughts there. It would be great if he’d write an actual book, I think, instead of something chopped up into little sections. He almost does it at times, and then remembers his format! Not struck by the poetry/hymns, although every so often he says something striking in them.

    In Oz yet? I keep losing track of time…


    On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Per Crucem ad Lucem wrote:

    > ** > Jason Goroncy posted: “Robin Parry has been posting a few reflections > on my book Hallowed Be Thy Name. Thus far, he’s posted on chapters 1, 2 and > 3. Thank you Robin!”


  2. Hi Mike. Yes, I’ve made it to OZ. Even made it along to an AFL match tonight, my first in something like 12 years or more.

    Don’t be too hard on Kim’s book, nor underestimate its value even in (or, perhaps even because of) its ‘chopped up’ style. It is, after all, a Pensées of sorts, and that filled not only with dextrous wit (of which Kim is something of a master) but also with grace, and with real sparks off the anvil of a mature theological mind which has been around the block a few times. And be thankful too for the excuse to learn a few new words!

    Speaking of having an excuse to learn some new words, I’m delighted to hear that you are keen to read more Forsyth. Let me know if there’s anything I can pass along on that front.


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