From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Sep 22 2000 - 11:22:56 EDT
<x-flowed>At 15:02 22/09/00, Bart Ehrman wrote:
>What about, though, something a bit different, like "all good wishes"?
My first reaction to that was that it was too flat and 'everyday' for a
letter directed to "the Church" at ......
Then I remembered the point made by Murphy-O'Connor in his:
Paul the Letter-Writer. His world, his options, his skills. (Good News
Studies Vol.41 ). Collegeville; Liturgical Press, 1995.
that " Paul never uses the secular greeting XAIREIN " (p.54).
So, perhaps using " all good wishes " conveys the right implication?
Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]
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