This afternoon I received another writing assignment, which means that I now have three papers to work on over spring break, which is fast approaching. Tomorrow I have a full slate of classes; on Wednesday I have only Greek in the morning; and then for the remainder of the week, and all of next week, we're on break. Katie is heading off to Slovakia to spend the break at a friend's home there, but the rest of us are staying put. So hopefully I'll get in a good bit of work on these papers. The topics are:
1) Trinity: relate John 5:17-20 to St. Thomas's teaching on the Trinity (especially: trinitarian persons as constituted by relation, and the real identity of relation and essence); 2-5 pages due March 16.
2) Creator & Creation: try to unfold what Aquinas says about the Creator's knowledge of Himself and of His creation; 10(ish) pages due March 24(ish)
3) Christology: christological foundations for the veneration of holy icons; 5-7 pages due April 23.