20 Zitate aus … Leland Rykens Packer-Biografie (2)

Leland Ryken. J. I. Packer: An Evangelical Life. Wheaton: Crossway, 2015. 434 Seiten. 20 Euro (Kindle-Version.)

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  1. Much of Packer’s investment of time and ability has been behind the scenes. (180-81)

  2. (W)e can say that J. I. Packer came from humble roots. (244-45)

  3. (T)o this day, Packer types his books and correspondence on a typewriter instead of a computer. (337-38)

  4. (H)e became “a Dostoyevsky addict,” much impressed by how the Russian novelist “takes the skin off his characters and allows us to see what they are like.”

  5. To this day, I can see the seventy-year-old Packer in the first wave of walkers, setting a lively pace and conversing the entire way. (597-98)

  6. (He read the) two-volume biography of Whitefield. He later called his reading of this biography a milestone in his spiritual development. (670-71)

  7. (H)e is not a person who characteristically has only one option. (1056)

  8. “Kit possessed all those qualities that [Packer], in his bookish way, seemed to lack. She was practical, relational, lively, and independent.” (1245-1246)

  9. Packer’s desire to answer students’ questions in such a way as to reveal the process by which answers evolved rather than giving them only the product of his thinking. (1360-61)

  10. Stott and his followers stressed pietistic community based on experience, while Packer stressed the importance of thinking in the parish. (1774)

  11. (Beispiel einer ac hoc Antwort) “Are we in agreement as to what Schleiermacher said?” Packer proceeded to give his questioner a brief tutorial on Schleiermacher, replete with references to specific pages in Schleiermacher, after which he developed the thesis that “Schleiermacher was wrong, for the following eight reasons.” (2089-91)

  12. (He was a) “big-minded” in his Reformed theology and a “courteous listener” to students who expressed their viewpoints in the classroom. (2109-10)

  13. (Mitarbeit bei Christianity Today) Packer continued to critique every issue, and eventually did so without payment. (2690)

  14. Packer “has good journalistic sense and is a great collaborator.” (2693)

  15. When I asked Packer if he believes that he has experienced a lot of adversity, his reply was, “To be honest, no.” (2849-50)

  16. When I asked him whether he ever regretted leaving the parish ministry, he replied, “No, because I have had such a strong sense of calling in regard to my academic life.” (3125-26)

  17. When he reads “a detective story for five or ten minutes,” he knows that it “is of no great importance and it pushes out of my mind all these anxious cares.” (3210-11)

  18. Packer does most of his writing at home, on a typewriter, early in the day. (3351)

  19. It is not surprising that Packer emerged as an advocate of catechesis, because the format of asking and answering questions has long been a favorite rhetorical strategy for him. (3409-11)

  20. “From student days I have known that I was called to be a pastor according to Baxter’s specifications.” (4344)

  21. Packer has made his reputation partly through being an indefatigable speaker right from the beginning of his scholarly career. (4628-29)

  22. “Weigh the loss before you go.” People leaving Anglicanism would lose “a heritage.” In Packer’s view, “the loss would far outweigh the gain.” (5190-91)

  23. “I am an adult catechist; it was quite a discovery.” (5806)