Well, with all the exam and marking responsibilities done and dusted for another academic year, its back to the full-time research and writing for the summer. It feels like a lovely long stretch ahead at the minute, but with a trip to the US and some holiday time too, it'll go quickly enough and it'll be September before I blink, and then the students will be back . . .
There's lots of other good material in the book too, include some chapters that deal with more contemporary expression of Calvinism in America. Davis himself also appears to be quite taken with Marilynne Robinson, and offers a useful, if far too short, reflection on her interpretation of Calvinism and its American legacy that figures so prominently in her two novels, Gilead (2004) and Home (2008).
I also thought it was time that the blog received a little bit of a revamp. Blogger have just launched a new range of more interesting templates, so its goodbye to the tulips for a little while at least . . . .