Sunday, 1 January 2006

2005 highlights

Here are some of my personal highlights from the past year:

Travel highlight: visiting Calvin’s Geneva in July

Dining highlight: eating a perfect wood-fired pizza in a cosy little Italian restaurant in northern France

Movie: the Aussie film Look Both Ways

Documentary: the Martin Scorsese film about Bob Dylan, No Direction Home

Music: the release of Bob Dylan’s Live at the Gaslight 1962

Fiction: reading Susanna Clarke’s fantasy novel, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Poetry: reading Kevin Hart’s Flame Tree: Selected Poems

Theology: reading the new translations of Eberhard Busch’s The Great Passion: An Introduction to Karl Barth’s Theology and Wolf Krötke’s Sin and Nothingness in the Theology of Karl Barth.

New Testament: reading the special issue on the resurrection in the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus

Old Testament: reading John Goldingay’s Old Testament Theology, Vol. 1

Autobiographies: reading Bob Dylan’s Chronicles and Hans Küng’s My Struggle for Freedom

Thanks to all of you who have been reading this blog throughout 2005. I wish you a very happy New Year.

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