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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3645 on: December 15, 2013, 08:14:56 PM »

I'm kind of tired of seeing Lao-Tzu trotted out as some beacon of Chinese philosophy when Chuang Tzu is so much better and more interesting.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3646 on: December 22, 2013, 07:48:13 PM »
Here is a book cover from an amazon.com preview...



Sadly you don't get this cover if you order the book, but instead get this one:



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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3647 on: December 25, 2013, 06:48:07 PM »
Traditional publishers are such old fogeys. :P

These were under the tree today:



Much hilarity, and all that.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3648 on: December 31, 2013, 04:31:58 PM »
Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3649 on: December 31, 2013, 04:37:48 PM »
The Father of us All:  War and History, Ancient and Modern by Victor Davis Hanson
From the Gracchi to Nero by H.H. Scullard
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3650 on: December 31, 2013, 07:35:42 PM »
'The New Spring,' by Robert Jordan.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3651 on: December 31, 2013, 10:28:22 PM »
Encountering the Mystery by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3652 on: January 01, 2014, 02:48:33 AM »
Marcel Lefebvre: The Biography by Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3653 on: January 01, 2014, 07:19:12 AM »
Seriously how the heck can Harold Bloom read so many books?

Perhaps he doesn't read at all, and simply writes about books? The volume I recently read of his (editor/contributor) on Dostoevsky was pretty meh, at least as far as his own contributions went. He could have easily got the information (and misunderstandings of basic parts of the text) from a quick read of a wiki article somewhere.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3654 on: January 01, 2014, 07:26:16 AM »
Zinne- en minnebeelden by Jacob Cats and the Phoenician Women by Euripides
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3655 on: January 01, 2014, 01:34:33 PM »
I love the work of Fr. John McGuckin, and this looks interesting, but it's a tiny bit more than I'd like to pay...





Anyone want to buy it for me? Shiny? Or even if you wanted to buy it for yourself and you just lent it to me for a year, that'd work as well!  :P

Buy the paperback
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3656 on: January 01, 2014, 01:36:40 PM »
You could get a somewhat decent used car for that much. Yoiks.  :laugh:

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3657 on: January 02, 2014, 05:08:18 PM »
Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time, by Joseph Frank

Just got it in the mail, and I am outraged. OUTRAGED! How do you publish a 984 page biography and not have a bibliography at the end? Is insult!

Anyway, now that my outrage has subsided, I am eager to read it.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3658 on: January 02, 2014, 05:10:43 PM »
Buy the paperback

Amazon only has the hardcover, but the good news is that the price has been reduced to $3999.00. Will you now bring some joy into the heart of this poor soul and get it for me?

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3659 on: January 02, 2014, 05:19:31 PM »
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Total Recall

I wonder if it's just me or why does Arnold/whoevertheauthoris use rather bad and/or simplistic language. He's not a native speaker but one would suppose he had learn the language a little better. Yes, I am reading it in English.

Anyway, the storyline is a bit annoying as he presents himself as a sort of tough guy but still quite entertaining. It's interesting to read his comparisons between US and Europe.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3660 on: January 02, 2014, 05:27:16 PM »
Buy the paperback

Amazon only has the hardcover, but the good news is that the price has been reduced to $3999.00. Will you now bring some joy into the heart of this poor soul and get it for me?

Lol! Try inter-library loan or see if the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary library has it. They probably do.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3661 on: January 02, 2014, 10:44:52 PM »
Received in the mail today, and just about to start...

A Guide to Heidegger's Being and Time, by Magda King (edited by John Llewelyn)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3662 on: January 03, 2014, 12:53:36 PM »
I love the work of Fr. John McGuckin, and this looks interesting, but it's a tiny bit more than I'd like to pay...





Anyone want to buy it for me? Shiny? Or even if you wanted to buy it for yourself and you just lent it to me for a year, that'd work as well!  :P

You can get the book from the publisher for $150:
http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=1969&pc=9

I am interested in this book from the same publisher:
Treatise on the Question Do Women Have Souls and Are They Human Beings?: Disputatio Nova Expanded and Revised Edition.
http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=5707&pc=9

It is really a parody written in 1595, but it lead to the untimely death of its suspected author and also to a student at the University of Cologne (1639?) who decided to repeat the arguments before an audience of mothers (I guess for the fun of it) and was subsequently beaten to death with chairs. His death was declared justified. Some people here should thank God for internet forums.

Source:
"Are Women Human?"-The Debate of 1595 between Valens Acidalius and Simon Gediccus
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3663 on: January 03, 2014, 01:05:26 PM »
My Elder Joseph the Hesychast by Elder Ephraim of Arizona

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The English translation of this work was released very recently and is well worth the money.  At 706 pages, it is the most complete work available on Elder Joseph.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3664 on: January 04, 2014, 11:36:37 PM »
I love the work of Fr. John McGuckin, and this looks interesting, but it's a tiny bit more than I'd like to pay...





Anyone want to buy it for me? Shiny? Or even if you wanted to buy it for yourself and you just lent it to me for a year, that'd work as well!  :P

Buy the paperback

If everyone on Oc.net chipped in $10, I bet we wouldn't have a problem.  Then we could put it on google books for all to use.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3665 on: January 05, 2014, 03:49:50 PM »
Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile by Joseph Pearce

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3666 on: January 05, 2014, 04:36:52 PM »
The Pyschopath's Bible

Saw Babalon pop on the other day and sometimes, just once in a while, you want to be part of the choir that is being preached to.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3667 on: January 05, 2014, 04:37:36 PM »
Pseudo-Dionysius: The Complete Works  ;D

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3668 on: January 05, 2014, 06:26:30 PM »
Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

I didn't mention it in the previous post, but it's the David McDuff translation. He strikes me as having a better perception/understanding of [...insert something about the Orthodox culture/way, Russianness, Dostoevskian thought/intent, or whatever...] than others.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3669 on: January 05, 2014, 07:03:31 PM »
I just ordered this from the monastery. A monk down there told me it was just translated into English less an a month ago! I am currently reading Monastic Wisdom and if you've read that, this should be amazing. Not to mention it comes from Elder Ephraim's point of view.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3670 on: January 08, 2014, 12:26:46 PM »
Seriously how the heck can Harold Bloom read so many books?

Perhaps he doesn't read at all, and simply writes about books? The volume I recently read of his (editor/contributor) on Dostoevsky was pretty meh, at least as far as his own contributions went. He could have easily got the information (and misunderstandings of basic parts of the text) from a quick read of a wiki article somewhere.

For sure. He is an idiot.
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« Reply #3671 on: January 08, 2014, 12:30:25 PM »
Because my life is becoming a country music song, I've taken up something light from a fellow spirit:

The Incoherence of the Philosophers

He cracks me up. His passing note on the stupidities of polemics against the natural sciences is as poignant today as it was whenever he wrote it.

Knocked out most of it last night.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3672 on: January 08, 2014, 12:40:21 PM »
Because my life is becoming a country music song, I've taken up something light from a fellow spirit:

The Incoherence of the Philosophers

He cracks me up. His passing note on the stupidities of polemics against the natural sciences is as poignant today as it was whenever he wrote it.

Knocked out most of it last night.

Is that the one written by Al-Ghazali?
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« Reply #3673 on: January 08, 2014, 01:16:54 PM »
Because my life is becoming a country music song, I've taken up something light from a fellow spirit:

The Incoherence of the Philosophers

He cracks me up. His passing note on the stupidities of polemics against the natural sciences is as poignant today as it was whenever he wrote it.

Knocked out most of it last night.

Is that the one written by Al-Ghazali?

Yeah, I got a parallel edition for xmas. The translation is by Marmura.

A lot of the rhetorical oomph is lost in translation, but it is still a hoot. And a great reminder of what nonsense Thomism is before Thomism was along with other nonsenses.

I never really looked to see if Leibnitz had much contact with Algazel, but I think his monadology lends itself well to the occassionalism lurking in the background of the Incoherence.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3674 on: January 08, 2014, 02:52:36 PM »
Sophia: The Wisdom of God, by Fr. Sergius Bulgakov.

I'm reading it in advance of a class where we'll be reading his The Lamb of God which, while a Christological work, I imagine will bring in elements of his Sophiology and I want to be prepared.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3675 on: January 08, 2014, 05:42:31 PM »
Reformation of Church and Dogma (1300-1700) / Jaroslav Pelikan. V. 4 of the series: The Christian Tradition: a History of the Development of Doctrine.

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« Reply #3676 on: January 09, 2014, 01:30:45 AM »
Gospel according to St. John. That and going through works of the Church Fathers on New Advent.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3677 on: January 10, 2014, 10:02:55 PM »
The novels of Charles Williams.  I read Descent Into Hell recently and now on War in Heaven.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3678 on: January 10, 2014, 10:11:29 PM »
Nothing right now. But I got a Complete Ancient Greek course, Brenton's Septuagint and the Apostolic Fathers in the mail... So, it's a start.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3679 on: January 10, 2014, 10:24:28 PM »
Learn to Read Greek by Andrew Keller and Stephanie Russell.

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« Reply #3680 on: January 10, 2014, 10:30:27 PM »
'The Cold Calling' by Phil Rickman. He wrote it under the name Will Kingdom.  :)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3681 on: January 10, 2014, 10:52:27 PM »
Love Poems, by Emily Dickinson

Even though it's a hardcover book, this can't be more than 5,000 words long. A nice find at the library for 25¢ though.  8)

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« Reply #3682 on: January 11, 2014, 03:56:23 AM »
Brothers Karamazov.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3683 on: January 11, 2014, 07:34:23 AM »
Then Everything Changed

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« Reply #3685 on: January 11, 2014, 06:57:21 PM »
Some of the Odyssey in Greek.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3687 on: January 11, 2014, 07:09:54 PM »
Some of the Odyssey in Greek.

That's tough to start with. After seven years of studying Greek Homer still scares me a bit. I suggest starting with Lysias and Xenophon instead.
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« Reply #3688 on: January 12, 2014, 02:11:19 AM »
You could buy the entire talmud for that price.

I've currently just finished Jojo's bizarre adventure Stardust crusaders which was brilliant if not a bit ick at times. I'm also pursing my way through Paul and the faithfulness of God and Jesus and the victory of God.
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« Reply #3689 on: January 12, 2014, 06:15:22 AM »
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