The similar phrase 'Worldly Christianity' is one used by Bonhoeffer. 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.

T H Parry-Williams Aberystwyth

I seem to be noticing more plaques in Aber than  normal. This one is for Sir Thomas Herbert Parry-Williams (1887- 1975). Parry-Williams was a poet, author and academic. Born at Tŷ'r Ysgol (the Schoolhouse) in Rhyd Ddu, Caernarfonshire, he was educated at the UCW, Aberystwyth, Jesus College, Oxford, the University of Freiburg and the Sorbonne. As a poet, he was the first to win the double of Chair and Crown at the National Eisteddfod, which he achieved at Wrexham in 1912 and repeated at Bangor, 1915. He was a conscientious objector in World War. I He was Professor of Welsh at Aberystwyth, 1920-1952. He co-founded the university's Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. He was awarded D.Litt. degrees by the Universities of Wales (1934) and Oxford (1937) and was knighted in 1958. He was also given an honorary doctorate by the University of Wales 1960 and made an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, 1968.

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