15 Authors

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 6:43 AM

An interesting little meme is floating around Facebook:

The Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included, of course) who've influenced you and whose work has stayed with you. List the first fifteen (or so) you can recall, though we all want to list twice that. Tag a few literate friends, including me. Take it as an opportunity for self knowledge and self sharing. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note.) Or simply reply to this note.

Let's give this a go, in no particular order:

  1. William Shakespeare
  2. T.S. Eliot
  3. Thomas Aquinas
  4. Karl Barth
  5. John Donne
  6. Henry Hazlitt
  7. Michael Williams
  8. Michael Pollan
  9. David Hume
  10. John Hick
  11. Geoffrey Chaucer
  12. Dante
  13. C.S. Lewis
  14. N.T. Wright
  15. Henri Nouwen
  16. Christopher Marlowe
  17. Boethius

There's a nice little grouping of significant authors in my life.

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