Thursday, June 15, 2006

Announcing our latest prize give away - the JEC gobbet competition

A gobbet is a short section of a text requiring commentary. Myriad interpretations of JE abound and we would like to encourage closer readings of Edwards. To this end we will award prizes to the best short commentary on selected gobbets. If this is popular we will award a regular gobbet prize.

There is some good advice on gobbets here and here.

Please limit your submission to 500 words - we will announce the winner by mid-July and will post the best response here. Fantastic Edwards-themed prizes by snail mail.

We would be grateful if you would inform anyone you know who might be interested in submitting a commentary.

Questions and submissions to michael.

Text of Gobbet.

"Miscellanies" No. 198, Works, 13, 336-337.

198. HAPPINESS. How soon do earthly lovers come to an end of their discoveries of each other's beauty; how soon do they see all that is to be seen! Are they united as near as 'tis possible, and have communion as intimate as possible? how soon do they come to the most endearing expressions of love that 'tis possible to give, so that no new ways can be invented given or received. And how happy is that love, in which there is an eternal progress in all these things; wherein new beauties are continually discovered, and more and more loveliness, and in which we shall forever increase in beauty ourselves; where we shall be made capable of finding out and giving, and shall receive, more and more endearing expressions of love forever: our union will become more close, and communion more intimate.


Blogger kevin beck said...

informative blog. thanks. I visited Yale for the first time last Feb.

10:44 pm  
Blogger C G said...

Michael, does the prize make the effort worthwhile??

3:56 pm  
Anonymous cozart said...

what is the deadline for submissions?

4:25 am  
Blogger Michael McClenahan said...

of course!

And working on Edwards is always worthwhile!

5:30 am  
Blogger Michael McClenahan said...

A month from today - 20th July.

(Though all the usual disclaimers apply!)

5:33 am  

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