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« Reply #4275 on: December 15, 2014, 06:49:27 PM »

 not 'reading'  in this case; but 2, or maybe 3 of 'The Chronicles of Narnia' can be seen at no charge from 'putlocker....'
The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe;
and
The voyage of the Dawn Treader.

I've read and re-read the series umpteen times, and the videos are pretty good.

C.S.Lewis has been described as the most Orthodox of Anglicans. [note: capital 'O']
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« Reply #4276 on: December 15, 2014, 09:19:06 PM »

ok, thanks. I'll go w. the bros.

The 'bros' is great, but long! I'd personally recommend 'Crime and Punishment' if you haven't read it. It's a great read, and not too cumbersome. Then read Karamazov if you liked the first... although in my opinion, you can't really go wrong with Dostoevsky, period.
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« Reply #4277 on: December 15, 2014, 09:25:53 PM »

  along a similar line might be Karen Armstrong's book "The case for God."
There is or was, an internet video of her going through the argument of the book; the sound was of rather poor quality, but the content was interesting.

I own the book, and am just listening to the audiobook during my commute. She really knows her stuff, and is a wonderful writer!

I'd say that this, as well as David Bentley Hart's most recent book, "The Experience of God", are two of the best recent defenses of religion, and theism in particular, and serve as much needed responses to the militant (and often largely uninformed) atheistic books that are currently so popular.
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« Reply #4278 on: December 16, 2014, 12:39:54 AM »

The Republic, and while I do, I am going to read Aristotle's "Categories". It is perhaps the most important of all Aristotle gave us. It is about first principles and Being. Without it you cannot properly understand what Aristotle is saying. And I think it is good to read Republic before "Politics" since it came first. I'd like to read Aristotle's "On Famous Epileptics". I am sure I can find it online.
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« Reply #4279 on: December 16, 2014, 01:26:11 AM »

One Man Tango by Anthony Quinn

This is Anthony Quinn's autobiography - my favorite actor, along with Robert Duvall. The book is a masterpiece really. The account of his attempted seduction by Mae West is worth the read alone, and that’s hardly the best part. But this book is by no means another tired account of the escapades and exploits of a Hollywood star. Anthony Quinn’s writing is poetic, introspective, philosophical, self-effacing, and redemptive. The man wrote as well as he acted, bearing his heart and soul with every sentence. Anthony Quinn lived a life that transcended anything that could be captured in a novel or on film. There are plenty of lurid details in here, but he writes with a raw honesty that never seems sensational or exploitative. Anthony Quinn was the quintessential "man's man," but he seemed to have a soft and genuine soul. He was a true artist, and quite a versatile artist as well - an actor, a writer, a painter and a sculptor. This book is one of the most fascinating autobiographies I've ever read. What joyful discovery. I highly recommend it!





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« Reply #4280 on: December 16, 2014, 06:29:56 AM »



Just got this through a Secret Santa exchange (shows the kind of crew I run with...). I haven't started on it yet, of course, but it's definitely jumping the queue. Wink
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« Reply #4281 on: December 17, 2014, 06:37:46 AM »



Just got this through a Secret Santa exchange (shows the kind of crew I run with...). I haven't started on it yet, of course, but it's definitely jumping the queue. Wink

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« Reply #4282 on: December 17, 2014, 12:33:25 PM »

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« Reply #4283 on: Yesterday at 02:57:48 AM »

History of the Christian Church, by Philip Schaff
Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 1: The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
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« Reply #4284 on: Yesterday at 04:34:04 AM »

History of the Christian Church, by Philip Schaff
Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 1: The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

How's Shaff's history? Is it too 'Protestant' or is it academically sound on the whole?
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« Reply #4285 on: Yesterday at 11:11:14 AM »

Perfect Health Diet

 Ph.D. Paul Jaminet Ph.D. (Author), Shou-Ching Jaminet Ph.D. (Author), Mark Sisson (Introduction)
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« Reply #4286 on: Yesterday at 11:49:23 AM »

Listening audio version of The Everlasting Man by  G. K. Chesterton

It is hard to stay focused on it at times but very interesting.

Loved this bit...

Quote
Then my companion said to
me: 'Do you know why the spire of that church goes up like that, I
expressed a respectable agnosticism, and he answered in an off-hand way,
'Oh, the same as the obelisks; the Phallic Worship of antiquity.' Then I
looked across at him suddenly as he lay there leering above his goatlike
beard; and for the moment I thought he was not Pan but the Devil. No
mortal words can express the immense, the insane incongruity and
unnatural perversion of thought involved in saying such a thing at such
a moment and in such a place. For one moment I was in the mood in which
men burned witches; and then a sense of absurdity equally enormous
seemed to open about me like a dawn. 'Why, of course,' I said after a
moment's reflection, 'if it hadn't been for phallic worship, they would
have built the spire pointing downwards and standing on its own apex.'

LOL

PS: Since it is out of copyright, the text can be obtained for free here for anyone interested.
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« Reply #4287 on: Today at 03:18:38 AM »

Listening audio version of The Everlasting Man by  G. K. Chesterton

It is hard to stay focused on it at times but very interesting.

Loved this bit...

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Then my companion said to
me: 'Do you know why the spire of that church goes up like that, I
expressed a respectable agnosticism, and he answered in an off-hand way,
'Oh, the same as the obelisks; the Phallic Worship of antiquity.' Then I
looked across at him suddenly as he lay there leering above his goatlike
beard; and for the moment I thought he was not Pan but the Devil. No
mortal words can express the immense, the insane incongruity and
unnatural perversion of thought involved in saying such a thing at such
a moment and in such a place. For one moment I was in the mood in which
men burned witches; and then a sense of absurdity equally enormous
seemed to open about me like a dawn. 'Why, of course,' I said after a
moment's reflection, 'if it hadn't been for phallic worship, they would
have built the spire pointing downwards and standing on its own apex.'

LOL

PS: Since it is out of copyright, the text can be obtained for free here for anyone interested.

Chesterton is wonderful!


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