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 Football Knights

1. Trevor Brooking Jun-2004 For services to sport; also received CBE 1999 and MBE 1981
2. Matt Busby Jun-1969 After guiding Manchester United to the European Cup title
3. Bobby Charlton Jun-1994 For services to football; regarded as second footballer to be knighted; also received CBE 1974 and OBE 1969
4. Alex Ferguson Jun-1999 Only the eighth football manager or player to be knighted; was also awarded an OBE 1984 and a CBE 1995
5. Tom Finney Jan-1998 For services to football; regarded as third footballer to be knighted; also received CBE 1992 and OBE 1961
6. Geoff Hurst Jun-1998 For services to football; regarded as fourth footballer to be knighted; also received MBE 1975
7. Stanley Matthews Jan-1965 For services to football; regarded as first footballer to be knighted; also received CBE 1957 (the only footballer knighted whilst still playing - people feared the Queen would stab the ball by mistake ;-))
8. Alf Ramsey Jan-1967 For services to football (following England's 1966 World Cup triumph)
9. Bobby Robson Jun-2002 For services to football; also received CBE 1990
10. Walter Winterbottom 1978 For services to sport; also received CBE in 1972 and OBE in 1963 (first England manager)

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