Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.

Unusual words 15 Glozing

In George Orwell's Road to Wigan Pier he writes these words, quoting someone and then commenting
 
'Have another cream cracker, Mr Reilly. You'll like a cream cracker with your cheese' - thus glozing over the fact that there was only cheese for supper.
 
It is, of course, just an archaic form of "glossing" in the sense of underplaying or minimising. It is in Milton's Paradise Lost
"For man will heark'n to his glozing lyes".

2 comments:

Robert S. said...

I think quite a lot of flocculent glozing goes on beneath the surface, don't you.

Gary Brady said...

Indubitably
(not taken with the sausage roll game then? ;-))