Just now finally turned around the first round of edits to my forthcoming philosophy book. I had finished it while in Germany, then the editor did a painstaking job of working through its imperfections... and leaving me with a massive amount of detailed homework, including some 75 instances where I needed further source information. Most philosophy books are not very good at sourcing philosophers, it seems to me. This one will definitely be above average on that score.
What made my task even worse is that I had paraphrased everything but twentieth century works--even philosophers who wrote originally in English. Philosophy textbooks often want to get people into primary sources but then the philosophers themselves are often incomprehensible to the uninitiated. My goal was to do a "Message" version of the philosophers when I quoted them--including Wesley. [by the way, I think it would be a fascinating project for someone to "translate" Wesley into contemporary English]
So I needed to hunt down the sources of the translations I paraphrased. It was a righteous but painful thing to do. But it's done (although it's possible I've still left some things that need fixed).
Depressing this morning to hear Pastor Steve Deneff describe the 45-50 year age stretch as a person's prime. What have I been doing all my life???