|John Calvin, A Harmony of the Gospels|
Now on to my progress on the rest of the parables book:
I wrote the first two chapters of the book following the chronological order of the people/items I was covering. Since May, however, I have been jumping between sections of chapters 3, 4, and 5. This change in approach first started because I needed to write two sections of chapter 5 (the Blues; Thomas Hart Benton) for my June lecture in England. Then I returned to chapter three and wrote about John Bunyan--a long and difficult section to write. So then I decided to write about the images on the parables by John Everett Millais, which was a refreshing change of pace.
Here are the people/interpretations about whom/which I have written so far in these last three chapters:
Update on Chapter 1:
I decided to add a section on a kontakion about the Prodigal Son by Romanos the Melodist. I have just finished writing about the kontakion and a brief biography of Romanos to set the context. Chapter 1 is now over 30,000 words (it needs to be ~20,000).
- Martin Luther (focusing more on his sermons)
- John Calvin (focusing more on his commentary, A Harmony of the Gospels)
- John Bunyan
- William Shakespeare
- William Blake
- John Everett Millais
- Thomas Hart Benton
- Parables and the Blues (Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Joe Taggart, Robert Wilkins)
- Elsa Tamez