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« Reply #1125 on: November 15, 2009, 05:59:02 AM »

"The Road to Reality- A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe" by Roger Penrose
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« Reply #1126 on: November 15, 2009, 06:10:48 AM »

"The Road to Reality- A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe" by Roger Penrose


Interesting. Sounds like a plausible subtitle for The Holy Bible. Wink

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« Reply #1127 on: November 15, 2009, 06:28:06 AM »

If only it was that easy to read.
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« Reply #1128 on: November 17, 2009, 02:07:21 AM »

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

I'm finding it even better than when I first read it back in my teens.  Now that I've had more experience in life and relationships than I did back then, it resonates more deeply.
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« Reply #1129 on: November 19, 2009, 11:10:48 AM »

Don't really know where else to put this question: I'm currently re-reading St Athanasius On The Incarnation (St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1996) and am puzzled. The Introduction says Athanasius was educated in Greek and wrote the book in Greek, but it is called "De Incarnatione Verbi Dei" which is Latin, and the appendix is Epistola ad Marcellinum (i.e. Athanasius on the Psalms). Why are the titles in Latin?
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« Reply #1130 on: November 19, 2009, 11:23:47 AM »

^^ Because everything sounds better in Latin?  laugh

Maybe it was one of those works that was written in Greek, translated to Arabic, then Arabic to Latin.  Then from that Latin translation we have our modern translations and it has remained tradition to call it such?
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« Reply #1131 on: November 19, 2009, 12:18:50 PM »

The Physiology of Taste , Meditations on Transendental Gastronomy- Bryllat Savarin

Just read, Good Things to Eat as recommended by Chef Rufus Estes

And really a good book, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands - Dr. Laura Schlessinger
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« Reply #1132 on: December 13, 2009, 12:31:52 AM »

My latest book is called Mobbing:  Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace by Noa Zanolli Davenport, Ph.D.

Mobbing is ganging up by co-workers, subordinates or superiors in order to force someone out of the "workplace" through rumor, intimidation, humiliation, discrediting and isolation. 
 
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« Reply #1133 on: December 13, 2009, 08:26:10 PM »

Borderline Personality Disorder -Survival Guide by Alex Chapman and Kim Gratz
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« Reply #1134 on: December 14, 2009, 11:40:07 AM »

The Mountain of Silence by Kvriacos C. Markides
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« Reply #1135 on: December 14, 2009, 01:47:17 PM »

Don't really know where else to put this question: I'm currently re-reading St Athanasius On The Incarnation (St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1996) and am puzzled. The Introduction says Athanasius was educated in Greek and wrote the book in Greek, but it is called "De Incarnatione Verbi Dei" which is Latin, and the appendix is Epistola ad Marcellinum (i.e. Athanasius on the Psalms). Why are the titles in Latin?

David,

It has been traditional to relate works written in Greek by their translation into Latin.  As a classicist, I have several editions of works by Greeks where the titles are given in Latin.  It's just one of those things that really we've never gotten away from.

As for me, I just finished reading Glenn Beck's Arguing with Idiots.  Very entertaining, in any number of ways.
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« Reply #1136 on: December 14, 2009, 02:13:51 PM »

"The Paleo Diet" by a Dr. Loren Cordain

http://www.thepaleodiet.com/
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« Reply #1137 on: December 14, 2009, 04:19:16 PM »

Preface to Metaphysics
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« Reply #1138 on: December 15, 2009, 02:48:52 AM »

Preface to Metaphysics
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Do you think that Maritain was a modernist whose views made Vatican II possible?
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« Reply #1139 on: December 15, 2009, 08:19:31 PM »

Preface to Metaphysics
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Do you think that Maritain was a modernist whose views made Vatican II possible?
My Thomists of choice have always been Josef Pieper and Norris Clarke. As for Maritain, I don't know much about his views outside of the realm of Thomistic philosophy and Metaphysics. In those areas I think he is a superb philosopher as his emphasis on existential Thomism helps to solve some of the problems in metaphysics not addressed by previous Thomists. So is he a modernist? Most certainly not in the way Pius X defined modernism. But I will have to look more into his views on the Church and government to be able to properly answer that question.
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« Reply #1140 on: December 15, 2009, 08:21:18 PM »

Preface to Metaphysics
-Jaques Maritain
Do you think that Maritain was a modernist whose views made Vatican II possible?
And just to be clear, I have no problem with the documents of Vaticatn II themselves, but rather with the way in which the directives wre implemented.
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« Reply #1141 on: December 15, 2009, 08:22:39 PM »

Oh, and once again, I am reading the Summa.  Smiley
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« Reply #1142 on: December 16, 2009, 12:11:18 PM »

We Shall See Him As He Is - Elder Archimandrite Sophrony
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« Reply #1143 on: December 21, 2009, 05:31:30 PM »

Prayers From the East: Traditions of Eastern Christianity, edited by Richard Marsh. From what I can tell, this book consists of prayers that come from Oriental Orthodox sources (Armenian, Coptic, etc.) I've had it since last Christmas, but am just now getting to it.
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« Reply #1144 on: December 21, 2009, 06:07:00 PM »

Prayers From the East: Traditions of Eastern Christianity, edited by Richard Marsh. From what I can tell, this book consists of prayers that come from Oriental Orthodox sources (Armenian, Coptic, etc.) I've had it since last Christmas, but am just now getting to it.

Cool. Sounds great. Please let us know how you like it as your progress. I may want to read it myself.

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« Reply #1145 on: December 21, 2009, 06:31:08 PM »

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« Reply #1146 on: December 21, 2009, 07:09:03 PM »

A lot, as usual.   Embarrassed Smiley
But there is a truly special book in all these, by Th. Ziakas, called
"The contemporary nihilism".
I'm afraid it's unavailable in english.....  Sad For the moment.  Smiley

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« Reply #1147 on: December 22, 2009, 12:23:21 AM »

On the Prayer of Jesus By St Ignatius Brianchaninov
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« Reply #1149 on: December 23, 2009, 10:31:00 AM »

"Fare well to Anatolia" by Dido Sotiriou (in translation, I confess) pub. Kedros, Athens, 1991. "A tale of paradise lost and of shattered innocence: a tragic fresco of the fall of Hellensim in Asia Minor... a perennial bestseller in Greece since it first appeared in 1962."
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« Reply #1150 on: December 24, 2009, 06:06:06 PM »

Prayers From the East: Traditions of Eastern Christianity, edited by Richard Marsh. From what I can tell, this book consists of prayers that come from Oriental Orthodox sources (Armenian, Coptic, etc.) I've had it since last Christmas, but am just now getting to it.

Cool. Sounds great. Please let us know how you like it as your progress. I may want to read it myself.

Selam

I'll give a few excerpts and an overview once I'm finished. Smiley

As for new books being read, I just got these for Christmas from my Father today, and hopefully I'll be able to dig into them starting tonight after Christmas Eve service (if I can resist the temptation to spend all my time on Dragon Age: Origins!)...

What is This Thing Called Science?, by A.F. Chalmers
The Life in Christ, by St. Nicholas Cabasilas
Byzantine Theology: Historical Trends and Doctrinal Themes, by Fr. John Meyendorff
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(if I can resist the temptation to spend all my time on Dragon Age: Origins!)...

Cave in!  You have a fictitious world to save from the Blight!  laugh
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« Reply #1152 on: December 25, 2009, 06:12:40 AM »

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« Reply #1153 on: January 06, 2010, 02:46:17 AM »

The Lives of the Pillars of Orthodoxy  Holy Apostles Convent

The Fellowship of The Ring  JRR Tolkien

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« Reply #1154 on: January 06, 2010, 02:54:51 AM »

Τιμόθεος, how is your parish doing?
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« Reply #1155 on: January 06, 2010, 03:01:28 AM »

Ivan Bratko's PROLOG Programming for Artificial Intelligence
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« Reply #1156 on: January 06, 2010, 03:02:50 AM »

Τιμόθεος, how is your parish doing?


Alveus,

     You remember!  Almost everyone is chipping in, and we had at least one month of not losing money, but our Priest is going to take up part-time secular employment and take a large pay cut.  It will not do for long term, and we will unfortunately have less services in the mean time, but it will keep us afloat.  I believe we will pull through though.  

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« Reply #1157 on: January 13, 2010, 06:02:23 PM »

As of late, I have been reading Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian by Elder Paisios which I will probably finish tonight. Next, I'm going to read Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia).
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« Reply #1158 on: January 18, 2010, 04:49:41 AM »

An Agnostic's Apology: And Other Essays by Leslie Stephen. I just got done reading the first essay tonight, An Agnostic's Apology. That's probably the fourth or fifth time I've read it. Parts of it are somewhat bland, parts of it are poorly argued, but some parts really shine. And the last few paragraphs sum up quite well how I often feel. I've never read the rest of the essays in this volume, and I'm looking forward to getting to them.
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« Reply #1160 on: January 21, 2010, 02:53:20 AM »

Just got this in the mail a couple days ago, and am moments away from diving into it: The Art of Always Being Right: The 38 Subtle Ways of Persuasion by Arthur Schopenhauer. It has chapters like "Make your opponent angry" and "Become personal, insulting, rude". In other words, become like GiC  Tongue
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« Reply #1161 on: January 21, 2010, 04:56:04 PM »

I just read the last Chapter of Dante's Divine Comedy. It was breathtakingly beautiful.
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Just finished Irenaeus, Against Heresies, now reading his 'Lost Fragments'.
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« Reply #1163 on: January 23, 2010, 08:30:19 AM »

Everyone should read the spiritual psalter created by st Theophan the Recluce written by st Ephraim the Syrian.

Here is another masterpiece, it even has a cd that is for the reading impaired, and is has information on ancient monasticsm pictures, and other cool stuff.
here it is, a masterpiece of spiritual advice: St Abba dorotheos, 'Practical teachings of the Christian life.'
Its written for monks, but it is a treasure for everyone to acknowledge and take to heart.

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« Reply #1164 on: January 23, 2010, 09:10:11 AM »

Everyone should read the spiritual psalter created by St Theophan the Recluce, and written by St Ephraim the Syrian. This is a true jewel of our days.

http://www.archangelsbooks.com/proddetail.asp?prod=sjkephrai-01

Here is another masterpiece, it even has a cd that is for the reading impaired, and is has information on ancient monasticsm pictures, and other cool stuff.
here it is, a masterpiece of spiritual advice: St Abba dorotheos, 'Practical teachings of the Christian life.'
Its written for monks, but it is a treasure for everyone to acknowledge and take to heart.

http://www.stspress.com/detail.aspx?ID=2990

this is a book for everyone:http://www.uncutmountainsupply.com/proddetail.asp?prod=EXOMO

I'm reading these and a commentary on revelation by called 'Ancient Christian Commentary on Scriptures' Be carful with these commentaries becauce they include some (very few) heretics in the work, but other that that it is rich in knowledge, its a book really made for  college students who want to study, but not exactly orthodox, so be carful to not be poisoned, they seem to be endorsing the athiest Origen because when you look in the index of fathers in the back of the book, they say that he may have been '(perhaps unjustly condemned)' for his deadly, poisonous heresy which has hurt many souls, even my own mother. This is simply the spirit of the anti-christ seeping into peoples souls, for St John of the Ladder says 'let us beware lest we sicken in heart by the disease of the athiest origen' then he says that it is a heresy readily accepted by lovers of pleasure so they can wallow in the filth of sensuallity.
In his chapter on joy-making mourning or it might be on pain-staking repentance I don't have it in my hand right now so im not sure.

'let us beware lest we sicken in heart by the disease of the athiest origen'

Wise words for all the poison that is being spewed out by the spirit of the anti-christ.

So the book I have has a kind of seal, or stamp of poison, that makes it onimous.
I even bought it at a orthodox merchant right here: http://www.orthodoxpress.org/
It would be a highly, highly, recommended book for orthodox Christians but the poison it has in is sooo destructive it should not be trusted to keep them in possesion for long, I bought 4 of those commentaries and they all are stamped with this seal, this seal of evil, this stamp of heresy,
It is unnacceptable!

This how they are selling them to us, just like feeding babies candy with poison in it; 

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'ANCIENT CHRISTIAN COMMENTARY ON SCRIPTURE. Edited by Thomas C. Oden and Christopher A. Hall. This will be a 27 volume series of Patristic Commentaries on the Old and New Testament. This series gives the commentaries of the Church Fathers, as well as ecclesiastical writers like Augustine, Origen, Clement of Alexandria, on the Holy Scriptures. It faithfully presents the writings of the Fathers and early church writers on the various scriptural passages. A valuable reference work for our Orthodox clergy and for the Orthodox Christian who is seeking a patristic  commentary on the scriptures. List price: $40.00 Our price per volume: Cloth'
 


Sad but true, im gonna have to mark over the poison in the biographies where it says that Origen was 'perhaps unfairly' condemned for his heresy. This is unnacceptable!
This is Poison! Seeping into the clean orthodox waters! And Orthodox publishers are selling them!
They are books that are not blessed by a archbishop or a head of orthodoxy, so they should not be sold from orthodox merchants!

Poison from the anti-christ!

'let us beware lest we sicken in heart by the disease of the athiest origen'
Our blessed and holy father St John of the Ladder

Get behind thee satan!
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« Reply #1165 on: January 24, 2010, 04:02:12 AM »

Just got this in the mail a couple days ago, and am moments away from diving into it: The Art of Always Being Right: The 38 Subtle Ways of Persuasion by Arthur Schopenhauer. It has chapters like "Make your opponent angry" and "Become personal, insulting, rude". In other words, become like GiC  Tongue

BURN!

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« Reply #1166 on: January 24, 2010, 09:59:30 PM »

"Surprised by Christ" - very interesting story of Father James Bernstein's conversion from Conservative Judaism to Orthodox Christianity.
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« Reply #1167 on: January 24, 2010, 11:42:06 PM »

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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« Reply #1168 on: January 25, 2010, 01:50:22 AM »

Finishing up "The Trial" by Franz Kafka.
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« Reply #1169 on: January 26, 2010, 11:53:09 PM »

Councils from the Holy Mountain - Elder Ephraim of Florence, Arizona
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