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.

10 countries whose name ends in -stan

1. Afghanistan
2. Kazakhstan
3.  Kyrgyzstan
4. Pakistan
5. Tajikistan
6. Turkmenistan
7. Uzbekistan
8. Hayastan (native name of Armenia)
9. Hindustan (India)
10. Kurdistan (not a country)

1 comment:

Paul Barnes said...

The suffix "-stan" means "place" or "country", and thus can also refer to a region.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/-stan for more information.