Re: He wanted to know what I thought


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Posted by Gretchen Passantino on January 12, 2004 at 18:57:06:

In Reply to: He wanted to know what I thought posted by Corinne Miller on November 25, 2003 at 18:06:05:

One of the things I could never get over about Bob was that he never recognized how brilliant he was as a philosopher and theologian. He always considered himself just a regular guy with some interesting ideas. When he included in conversation people who wouldn't consider themselves scholars, he really meant it -- ideas don't become better or more true simplly because someone smarter or more educated expressed them. I'm glad you were a recipient of his egalitarian thinking and conversing!

: Bob's approach to me was with kindness that gave comfort. He was inclusive, which meant I (as a nonscholar in the midst of scholars) wasn’t left out. He wanted to know what I thought. This stimulated me to think and learn. Kind, inclusive, interested, and interesting: a formula for a teacher and a friend. I miss him!




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