12 April 2008

Kneeler Jeopardy - weekend version

Update: Grandma's funeral was postponed because of the blizzard we were supposed to get but didn't. Now it's next Saturday.

Thought that I'd do another round that, hopefully, is the Goldilocks round -- not too hard, not too easy, but just right. This may be the easiest one yet, but it's hard to gage. Sorry, I'm exhibiting signs of Jeopardy addiction. I must go read Adrienne's posts on the topic.

Category: Catholic writers

Who sought, in his writings, to turn water into wine, as the teachings of Christ were as wine and the teachings of secular authors were as water.

A rewrite for clarity and for Adrienne: This Catholic writer described his task (his writings) in terms of making wine. He described the teachings of Christ as wine and the wisdom of the secular writers as water. Instead of watering down the Gospel, he sought to imitate Christ and turn the water into wine.

Clue 1: This man was a member of a religious order
Clue 2: Faith and reason are complimentary, not contradictory
Clue 3: Influenced Dante and Chesterton

As always, St. Alexander says to place your answer in the form of a question in the com box, and continue to pray some Hail Marys until the answer is revealed.


Adrienne said...

Huh?? I'm so stupid I don't even understand the question.

PS - I am addicted to soooooo many things. I absolutely love those stupid little cyber-psyche quizzes. Never pass one up.

I may even have an addiction to my computer. Ya think??

swissmiss said...

Maybe I didn't phrase the question well enough.

I think I have some compulsive tendencies but no addictions...except the computer, food and reality TV :)

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Who is...Chesterton?

He did write that poem about water into wine...

swissmiss said...

Close and very good answer, but it isn't Chesterton. This author is older ;}

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Hmmmm, "older" as in "lived long before Chesterton" or "older" as in, was really old?

Who is "Ignatius"?

swissmiss said...

Older as in "lived long before Chesterton" but not as long before as Ignatius.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Pure guess,"Who is the Venerable Bede?"

swissmiss said...

Nope. Younger still than Venerable Bede.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Who is Thomas Aquinas?

swissmiss said...

We have a winner!!!

To give credit where credit is due, this question came from the book, "The Bad Catholic's Guide to Wine, Whiskey and Song," p. 321. I had never heard this before.