Friday, June 20, 2014

On Writing a History of the American Bible Society--Update #6

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I spent all day on Thursday teaching a seminar on colonial America to teachers enrolled in the "Teacher as Scholars" program at Messiah College. So I must admit I did not get a lot of time to devote to the ABS project today.  When I returned home from my day of teaching I sat down, turned on the England-Uruguay World Cup match, and fell asleep.  No motivation today. Sometimes this happens.

But I did manage to get my second wind later in the evening after an invigorating walk with my daughter.  No intense reading of primary sources today, but I did start reading and processing Peter Thuesen's excellent In Discordance with the Scriptures: American Protestant Battles Over Translating the Bible.  I received my copy in the mail this morning and spent a couple of hours with it before I went to bed.  I think it will be useful to my project.

I am more optimistic about today.  I need to install an air-condition unit and mow the lawn, but the rest of the day will be devoted to the American Bible Society.  Stay tuned.