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 Modern (Mostly) Women Authors


The Times observes that not so long ago, literary fiction was dominated by men: Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan - the list goes on. But no longer. Now, women are well and truly in charge. Last year, nine of the top ten best-selling works of literary fiction were by women. Helped by adaptations of her novels for Netflix, Margaret Atwood came out on top. The only man on the list is Haruki Murakami, from Japan. Here's the list:

1. Margaret Atwood
2. Helen Dunmore
3. Sarah Perry
4. Naomi Alderman
5. Elena Ferrante
 6. Haruki Murakami
7. Ali Smith
8. Zadie Smith
9. Maggie O'Farrell
10. Arundhati Roy

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