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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1755 on: May 28, 2011, 10:57:20 PM »
Just finished reading On the Incarnation. I wish I had read it sooner.

Which version in English translation?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1756 on: May 28, 2011, 10:58:14 PM »
I ordered Wounded by Love:) and until it gets here, I'm reading The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo.

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« Reply #1757 on: May 28, 2011, 11:17:27 PM »
Just finished reading On the Incarnation. I wish I had read it sooner.

Which version in English translation?

Translated and edited by a rligious of CSMV with an introduction by C.S. Lewis published by SVS Press. I got it from the church library and will return it tomorrow.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1758 on: May 29, 2011, 09:41:12 AM »
The Pilgrim's Progress-no idea why I never read this one.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1759 on: May 29, 2011, 10:09:56 AM »
The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany

Middle East will never look the same again after reading this. While being a novel I think this book accomplishes in what several non-fiction books have tried to acchieve i.e. breaking the stereotypes and giving non-Western and more diversive perspective on Middle East.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1760 on: May 29, 2011, 04:00:50 PM »
Christ Recruficied: by Nikos Kazantzakis
The Young Hegel: by Gyorgy Lukacs
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1761 on: May 29, 2011, 05:01:27 PM »
Almost done with the Old Testament. It's been quite a read!

Finished The Cult of the Saints--homilies on the martyrs by St. John Chrysostom. Quite good, although a little repetative.

Over the weekend, I read Knowong God, by J.I. Packer, borrowed from my roommate. It reminded me why I could never become a Protestant.

Living without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Counsels of the Elders of Optina. A great collection of practical advice.

The Qumran scrolls: Interesting historical reading. At least to me.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1762 on: May 29, 2011, 05:30:20 PM »
The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany

Middle East will never look the same again after reading this. While being a novel I think this book accomplishes in what several non-fiction books have tried to acchieve i.e. breaking the stereotypes and giving non-Western and more diversive perspective on Middle East.
Such a great book! I tried reading Friendly Fire and it was just not the same.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1763 on: May 29, 2011, 05:58:29 PM »
Christ Recruficied: by Nikos Kazantzakis
The Young Hegel: by Gyorgy Lukacs
The Bible: by God


Interesting "triad":

1.) Never got the fervor over the guy.

2.) Interesting. May I ask why?

3.) lulz @ author. Nice.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1764 on: June 08, 2011, 11:23:20 PM »
Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais.  16th century satirical fantasy.  Wow, the Canterbury Tales have nothing on this racy, potty humor little book!  Crude and rude but it must have been pretty hilarious to some and scandalous to others when it was first published.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1765 on: June 09, 2011, 12:54:47 AM »
Just started: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1766 on: June 09, 2011, 01:16:37 AM »
Wounded by Love, The Life and the Wisdom of Elder Porphyrios, the book club selection. 

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1767 on: June 24, 2011, 10:47:52 PM »
Carte Blanche - signed limited indies edition, the new James Bond novel by Jeffery Deaver.

I'm a huge literary Bond fan and have invested in the Fleming first editions. The new novel is basically a reboot, with a youngish Bond in his early 30s and set in the modern day. Very heavy on exposition about th web of intelligence agencies and the extent that technology is used to gather information.

Okay so far, much better than the awful "Devil May Care", but somehow lacking in thrills and the travelogue aspect of the original novels.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1768 on: June 24, 2011, 10:55:48 PM »
Just started: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson.
That's impressive if you read the whole book.

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« Reply #1769 on: June 24, 2011, 11:59:15 PM »
I=B=R Guide to Hydronic Heating.  Fun stuff.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1770 on: June 25, 2011, 01:06:28 AM »
I just finished King's The Dark Tower series. Now I need to find some more fantasy to occupy me until A Dance With Dragons comes out next month. Maybe I ought to start on my summer reading assignment - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1771 on: July 20, 2011, 09:29:16 AM »
Maybe I ought to start on my summer reading assignment - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.

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« Reply #1772 on: July 20, 2011, 09:43:51 AM »
This is just a thread to ask what everyone is reading.  Till Wendsday I will be reading nothing other than textbooks, but after that---ooh man do I ever have a stack to get through.  As soon as I am done with my finals, I am making it top priority to finish Law of God.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1773 on: July 20, 2011, 10:53:07 AM »
^ I'm halfway through the Whisperers, and it is quite good so far.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1774 on: July 20, 2011, 02:04:03 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1775 on: July 20, 2011, 03:30:32 PM »
The essence of Orthodox Church (Istota prawosławia) by Jerzy Klinger
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1776 on: July 20, 2011, 03:46:30 PM »
Currently reading Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture by Richard Krautheimer...
It's pretty decent but he is a Lutheran scholar and has already made some errors about early Christian worship.

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« Reply #1777 on: July 20, 2011, 04:04:15 PM »
It's pretty decent but he is a Lutheran scholar and has already made some errors about early Christian worship.
Like what? Just curious.

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« Reply #1778 on: July 20, 2011, 04:42:14 PM »
It's pretty decent but he is a Lutheran scholar and has already made some errors about early Christian worship.
Like what? Just curious.

One of the things is that he almost literally says that the worship became completely uniform after Constantine. He also refers to some of the house churches as "seating" people, when they didn't sit during worship. He also discusses how the clergy needed to be separated from the people, and so the templon developed...

He also hasn't put really any emphasis or mention on the Eucharist being the body and blood of Christ being a part of Christian worship.

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« Reply #1779 on: July 20, 2011, 05:23:52 PM »
I wonder if he's ELCA, aren't they memorialists?

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« Reply #1780 on: July 20, 2011, 05:39:57 PM »
I wonder if he's ELCA, aren't they memorialists?

He went to the University of Halle-Wittenburg, not sure which branch of Luheranism he is...

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« Reply #1781 on: July 23, 2011, 04:11:16 PM »
Just read Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History by Robert Kaplan again and that got me on another Balkan history kick.  So now I'm finally ready to tackle Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia.  At 1150 pages, I've got my work cut out for me.  In addition to that, I'm also reading Armenian Golgotha: A Memoir Of The Armenian Genocide, 1915 - 1918 by Fr. Grigoris Balakian.  This is a personal, first-hand account of what the author, a priest in the Armenian Apostolic Church, went through.  It's been compared to Night by Elie Wiesel (which I read last month and was amazing- I highly recommend it!).

Next month, I plan on reading:

 1. The Caucasus: An Introduction by Thomas de Waal.
 2. The Balkans: Nationaism, War, and The Great Powers, 1804 - 1999 by Misha Glenny
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« Reply #1782 on: July 23, 2011, 06:59:52 PM »
Just read Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History by Robert Kaplan again and that got me on another Balkan history kick.  So now I'm finally ready to tackle Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia.  At 1150 pages, I've got my work cut out for me.  In addition to that, I'm also reading Armenian Golgotha: A Memoir Of The Armenian Genocide, 1915 - 1918 by Fr. Grigoris Balakian.  This is a personal, first-hand account of what the author, a priest in the Armenian Apostolic Church, went through.  It's been compared to Night by Elie Wiesel (which I read last month and was amazing- I highly recommend it!).

Next month, I plan on reading:

 1. The Caucasus: An Introduction by Thomas de Waal.
 2. The Balkans: Nationaism, War, and The Great Powers, 1804 - 1999 by Misha Glenny
So after your study, do you think that Slobodan Milošević, Ramush Haradinaj,  Radovan Karadžić, and Ratko Mladić were war criminals or not?

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« Reply #1783 on: July 24, 2011, 11:40:51 AM »
Just read Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History by Robert Kaplan again and that got me on another Balkan history kick.  So now I'm finally ready to tackle Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia.  At 1150 pages, I've got my work cut out for me.  In addition to that, I'm also reading Armenian Golgotha: A Memoir Of The Armenian Genocide, 1915 - 1918 by Fr. Grigoris Balakian.  This is a personal, first-hand account of what the author, a priest in the Armenian Apostolic Church, went through.  It's been compared to Night by Elie Wiesel (which I read last month and was amazing- I highly recommend it!).

Next month, I plan on reading:

 1. The Caucasus: An Introduction by Thomas de Waal.
 2. The Balkans: Nationaism, War, and The Great Powers, 1804 - 1999 by Misha Glenny
So after your study, do you think that Slobodan Milošević, Ramush Haradinaj,  Radovan Karadžić, and Ratko Mladić were war criminals or not?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1784 on: July 24, 2011, 10:07:21 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1785 on: July 25, 2011, 07:55:10 PM »
Finally decided to give The Sign and The Seal a try. Very interesting stuff so far, but I'm a bit turned off by some of the author's descriptions. So far he has called the Church which Haile Selassie had built to house the Ark of the Covenant "pretentious," and he has called the divine music of St. Yared "eerie". Since it's intriguing reading so far, I'm gonna keep going; but too many more of these negative and condescending remarks may cause me to abandon it altogether. We'll see how it goes.

Of course, I already know the answer to this "great mystery" anyway.  ;)


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« Reply #1786 on: July 25, 2011, 08:35:04 PM »
What music is he specifically is he talking about?
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« Reply #1787 on: July 25, 2011, 08:58:31 PM »
Never mind, I see who St. Yared is. Yeah, that author's kind of a bigot.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1788 on: July 25, 2011, 08:59:03 PM »
Summa theologiae I, Q. 83 for school of course
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« Reply #1789 on: July 26, 2011, 02:49:10 PM »
Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish by Tom Shachtman

My husband is thoroughly alarmed about how much I read about the Amish. When I was in 12th grade and working on a marriage project, my "husband" was really upset that I wanted to live in Lancaster. Ah, I should have known back then.
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« Reply #1790 on: July 27, 2011, 04:17:02 PM »
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« Reply #1791 on: July 27, 2011, 05:12:06 PM »
Summa theologiae I, Q. 83 for school of course

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« Reply #1792 on: July 27, 2011, 06:13:57 PM »
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« Reply #1793 on: July 27, 2011, 08:32:43 PM »
I am reading....my mind ಠ_ಠ

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« Reply #1794 on: July 30, 2011, 05:58:21 PM »
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« Reply #1795 on: July 30, 2011, 06:05:28 PM »
Helped clean out the old Greek Orthodox Church this morning, moving stuff to their new location. In the process I found four great books that I was allowed to keep:

"The Mystical Theology of The Eastern Church" by Vladimir Lossky

"The Holy Angels" by Mother Alexandra

"God's Revelation to The Human Heart" by Father Seraphim Rose

"Hymns of Divine Love" by St. Symeon the New Theologian

May be a while before I get to them, but I am a happy man!  :)



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« Reply #1796 on: July 30, 2011, 06:14:41 PM »
What a great selection, I want to get that first book someday.
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« Reply #1797 on: July 30, 2011, 11:04:30 PM »
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« Reply #1798 on: July 31, 2011, 02:17:10 PM »
The Great Church in Captivity by S. Runciman
Economic Facts and Fallacies by Thomas Sowell
Orthodoxy and Western Culture: A Collection of Essays Honoring Jaroslav Pelikan on His Eightieth Birthday eds. Valerie Hotchkiss, Patrick Henry and Jaroslav Pelikan
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« Reply #1799 on: July 31, 2011, 04:58:42 PM »
Jaron Lanier - You Are Not A Gadget
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