By Michael Lapidge
Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury (668SH90), formed the English Church right into a constitution it has retained for a millennium. but till lately he has remained a shadowy determine, whose early occupation within the close to East and at Rome has been unknown. during this e-book, which builds at the 1994 e-book of formerly unprinted Biblical commentaries from Theodore's Canterbury college, the world over unique students offer a clean account of the profession and writings of a special character who delivered to Anglo-Saxon England the cultural historical past of Syria, Byzantium and Rome.
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He pressed the electronic pad, releasing the magnetic lock on the chain-link gate that separated the weight area and practice fields from the waiting parking lot. The Bay News 9 reporter had been waiting all night for this shot. For two days, news trucks had been parked along the street, on the front lawn, in the surrounding ditches—wherever they could fit close to One Buc. I thought everyone had abandoned the vigil hours earlier, when the Buccaneers had issued a statement that there would be a press conference the following morning.
A teeming throng of humanity, dressed in orange and red and squinting in the unforgiving Florida sun, filled the stands in the picture’s background. The summer of 1996 had been a long time ago. Now, in the winter of 2002, that same Florida sky was dark. Dark, cold, and damp. The mist that had begun in the afternoon had turned to light drops. The weather mirrored my dark inner world on that night of January 14. I finished packing the last of the items. Not that much, really. A few boxes stood by the door, ready to be carried home.
And if God has given you a lot of ability, I believe you should be held to a higher level of expectation. It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the lessons my parents taught me—lessons that have molded and shaped me. The necessity of persistence, the value of education, the fun of athletics, and the importance of living up to your potential. However, there is one gift they bestowed that I would place above all the others: faith. My grandfather on my dad’s side was a minister who occasionally taught courses at Detroit Bible College.
Archbishop Theodore: Commemorative Studies on his Life and Influence by Michael Lapidge