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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5040 on: November 07, 2016, 03:59:27 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5041 on: November 07, 2016, 04:00:46 PM »
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5042 on: November 07, 2016, 04:01:00 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5043 on: November 07, 2016, 06:52:27 PM »
A freebie I was just alerted to.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5044 on: November 10, 2016, 10:57:50 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5045 on: November 14, 2016, 12:52:38 PM »
just about to start reading "Augsburg & Constantinople". It is essenntially a print of a book published in 1584, titled in English: "Acts and Writings of the Wittenberg Theologians and the Patriarch of Constantinople, Dr. Jeremiah, which were held from 1576 to the year 1581, Concerning the Augsburg Confession..." The intro & other informational data in the text are written by one Fr. Mastrantonis. Born in Greece, he is a Greek Orthodox priest, & was educated both in Greece, Germany, & @ Lutheran & Orthodox seminaries in the USA. If there is ANYONE specifically trianed to deal w/ Orthodox-Lutheran debates from an Orthodox or possibly neutral side, its him. It looks like it will be one amazing book. It was recommended by a friend who was once Lutheran and is now Orthodox of the Russian variety. I bought it used off Amazon for US$13 & change. That was as cheap as I could get it in decent shape.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5046 on: November 14, 2016, 03:07:39 PM »
just about to start reading "Augsburg & Constantinople". It is essenntially a print of a book published in 1584, titled in English: "Acts and Writings of the Wittenberg Theologians and the Patriarch of Constantinople, Dr. Jeremiah, which were held from 1576 to the year 1581, Concerning the Augsburg Confession..." The intro & other informational data in the text are written by one Fr. Mastrantonis. Born in Greece, he is a Greek Orthodox priest, & was educated both in Greece, Germany, & @ Lutheran & Orthodox seminaries in the USA. If there is ANYONE specifically trianed to deal w/ Orthodox-Lutheran debates from an Orthodox or possibly neutral side, its him. It looks like it will be one amazing book. It was recommended by a friend who was once Lutheran and is now Orthodox of the Russian variety. I bought it used off Amazon for US$13 & change. That was as cheap as I could get it in decent shape.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5047 on: November 14, 2016, 03:38:18 PM »
Dark Nights of the Soul, by Thomas Moore. I've checked it out for as long as I was able, and I'll probably be buying my own copy. Too useful to let go of.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5048 on: November 15, 2016, 05:57:55 PM »
Consent and Coercion to Sex and Marriage in Ancient and Medieval Societies, ed. by Angeliki E. Laiou
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5049 on: November 15, 2016, 06:12:51 PM »
Consent and Coercion to Sex and Marriage in Ancient and Medieval Societies, ed. by Angeliki E. Laiou

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5050 on: November 15, 2016, 06:50:02 PM »
Just finished The essential Dracula : including the complete novel by Bram Stoker / written and edited by Leonard Wolf ; notes, bibliography, and filmography revised in collaboration with Roxana Stuart ; illustrations by Christopher Bing.  My Halloween novel for the year.  :-X
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5051 on: November 15, 2016, 07:14:08 PM »
Evola's Revolt Against the Modern World. It has some interesting parts, but most of it is just plain weird.
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« Reply #5052 on: November 15, 2016, 07:27:04 PM »
Consent and Coercion to Sex and Marriage in Ancient and Medieval Societies, ed. by Angeliki E. Laiou

Keep going...

Keep going... to the post-modern age? Nah, discussing sex is so cliche nowadays, I want to rebel against the cultural norms of my generation!  :o

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5054 on: November 15, 2016, 08:06:33 PM »
It has some interesting parts, but most of it is just plain weird.
my exact reaction to it lol
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5055 on: November 15, 2016, 09:42:38 PM »
It has some interesting parts, but most of it is just plain weird.
my exact reaction to it lol

I don't mean weird in a depreciative way. As I said, some of it is really interesting, specially when it comes to analyzing faith and, mostly, when it comes to noting that our modern societies have lost all grasp of the sense of myths who should inform about the transcendent.
But it's like you need this intellectual luggage to put the information he's giving into your head properly.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5056 on: November 21, 2016, 03:05:43 PM »
Consent and Coercion to Sex and Marriage in Ancient and Medieval Societies, ed. by Angeliki E. Laiou

Keep going...

I got this book in the mail today, but I wasn't going to start it until probably this weekend; but now that I think about it, I wonder if I am going in the wrong direction...?

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity, by Sarah B. Pomeroy

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5057 on: November 21, 2016, 03:10:55 PM »
Consent and Coercion to Sex and Marriage in Ancient and Medieval Societies, ed. by Angeliki E. Laiou

Keep going...

I got this book in the mail today, but I wasn't going to start it until probably this weekend; but now that I think about it, I wonder if I am going in the wrong direction...?

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity, by Sarah B. Pomeroy

Be my compass, Mor!

There is no wrong direction. 8)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5058 on: November 21, 2016, 03:15:15 PM »
Consent and Coercion to Sex and Marriage in Ancient and Medieval Societies, ed. by Angeliki E. Laiou

Keep going...

I got this book in the mail today, but I wasn't going to start it until probably this weekend; but now that I think about it, I wonder if I am going in the wrong direction...?

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity, by Sarah B. Pomeroy

Be my compass, Mor!

There is no wrong direction. 8)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5059 on: November 21, 2016, 03:40:39 PM »
"That's what she said" jokes in the reading thread? Is this what we've come to?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5060 on: November 22, 2016, 08:41:17 AM »


I'd read it in one sitting if there were no adulting to do.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5061 on: November 22, 2016, 08:46:03 AM »


I'd read it in one sitting if there were no adulting to do.

Is this the same Andrew Martin who wrote the railroad mysteries?
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« Reply #5062 on: November 22, 2016, 08:57:22 AM »


I'd read it in one sitting if there were no adulting to do.

Is this the same Andrew Martin who wrote the railroad mysteries?

You mean the Jim Stringer stories? The same.
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« Reply #5063 on: November 22, 2016, 12:46:39 PM »
Thanks. Neat.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5065 on: November 22, 2016, 03:35:14 PM »
Because I can never stay with a single book for long.

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« Reply #5066 on: November 22, 2016, 04:12:15 PM »
In Victorian times, a gentleman never said, "Dat ass, tho," except within the confines of the marriage bed with door locked and after the servants were fully asleep, roundabouts 3 in the morning.
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« Reply #5067 on: November 22, 2016, 04:26:52 PM »
In Victorian times, a gentleman never said, "Dat ass, tho," except within the confines of the marriage bed with door locked and after the servants were fully asleep, roundabouts 3 in the morning to his mistress.

Fixed that for you.
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« Reply #5068 on: November 22, 2016, 04:37:38 PM »
I'm going to start reading the Scriptures again. I just purchased the Apostolic Bible Polyglot and the Orthodox Study Bible.

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« Reply #5069 on: November 22, 2016, 04:39:06 PM »
In Victorian times, a gentleman never said, "Dat ass, tho," except within the confines of the marriage bed with door locked and after the servants were fully asleep, roundabouts 3 in the morning to his mistress.

Fixed that for you.

The mistress that lives in the harbor who is also everyone else's mistress.
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« Reply #5070 on: November 22, 2016, 05:43:41 PM »
I'm going to start reading the Scriptures again. I just purchased the Apostolic Bible Polyglot and the Orthodox Study Bible.

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« Reply #5071 on: November 22, 2016, 10:08:06 PM »
I'm going to start reading the Scriptures again. I just purchased the Apostolic Bible Polyglot and the Orthodox Study Bible.

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I had never heard of this ABP, just googled it, sounds like a great version. Have a good read.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5072 on: November 30, 2016, 04:32:21 PM »

PIA VENEZIANI, POI CRISTIANI

... Even men who are professionally religious, and who thus
have far more incentive to stick to religion than the rest of us, nearly
always throw it overboard at the first serious temptation. During the
past four years, for example, Christianity has been in combat with
patriotism all over Christendom. Which has prevailed? How many gentlemen
of God, having to choose between Christ and Patrie, have actually chosen
Christ?



BEFORE THE ALTAR


A salient objection to the prevailing religious ceremonial lies in the
attitudes of abasement that it enforces upon the faithful. A man would
be thought a slimy and knavish fellow if he approached any human judge
or potentate in the manner provided for approaching the Lord God. It is
an etiquette that involves loss of self-respect, and hence it cannot be
pleasing to its object, for one cannot think of the Lord God as
sacrificing decent feelings to mere vanity. This notion of abasement,
like most of the other ideas that are general in the world, is obviously
the invention of small and ignoble men. It is the pollution of theology
by the _sklavmoral_.



OFF AGAIN, ON AGAIN


The ostensible object of the Reformation, which lately reached its
fourth centenary, was to purge the Church of imbecilities. That object
was accomplished; the Church shook them off. But imbecilities make an
irresistible appeal to man; he inevitably tries to preserve them by
cloaking them with religious sanctions. The result is Protestantism.




THE MASK


Ritual is to religion what the music of an opera is to the libretto:
ostensibly a means of interpretation, but actually a means of
concealment. The Presbyterians made the mistake of keeping the doctrine
of infant damnation in plain words. As enlightenment grew in the
world, intelligence and prudery revolted against it, and so it had
to be abandoned. Had it been set to music it would have
survived--uncomprehended, unsuspected and unchallenged.


THEOLOGY


The notion that theology is a dull subject is one of the strangest
delusions of a stupid and uncritical age. The truth is that some of the
most engrossing books ever written in the world are full of it. For
example, the Gospel according to St. Luke. For example, Nietzsche's "Der
Antichrist." For example, Mark Twain's "What Is Man?", St. Augustine's
Confessions, Haeckel's "The Riddle of the Universe," and Huxley's
Essays. How, indeed, could a thing be dull that has sent hundreds of
thousands of men--the very best and the very worst of the race--to the
gallows and the stake, and made and broken dynasties, and inspired the
greatest of human hopes and enterprises, and embroiled whole continents
in war? No, theology is not a soporific. The reason it so often seems so
is that its public exposition has chiefly fallen, in these later days,
into the hands of a sect of intellectual castrati, who begin by
mistaking it for a sub-department of etiquette, and then proceed to
anoint it with butter, rose water and talcum powder. Whenever a
first-rate intellect tackles it, as in the case of Huxley, or in that of
Leo XIII., it at once takes on all the sinister fascination it had in
Luther's day.



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The Latin Church, which I constantly find myself admiring, despite its frequent astonishing imbecilities, has always kept clearly before it the fact that religion is not a syllogism, but a poem . . . . Rome, indeed, has not only preserved the original poetry in Christianity; it has made capital additions to that poetry-for example, the poetry of the saints, of Mary, and of the liturgy itself. A solemn high mass must be a thousand times as impressive, to a man with any genuine religious sense in him, as the most powerful sermons ever roared under the big-top by a Presbyterian auctioneer of God. In the face of such overwhelming beauty it is not necessary to belabor the faithful with logic; they are better convinced by letting them alone . . . .
[But the Roman] clergy begin to grow argumentative, doctrinaire, ridiculous. It is a pity . . . . If they keep on spoiling poetry and spouting ideas, the day will come when some extra-bombastic deacon will astound humanity and insult God by proposing to translate the liturgy into American, that the faithful may be convinced by it.



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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5074 on: December 01, 2016, 12:18:23 AM »
I hate how juridical writers write entire sentences in Latin or living european languages other than their own in their books, not sure if this happens in the juridical literature of other countries. Are they proud of being unreadable or what?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5075 on: December 01, 2016, 01:33:37 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5076 on: December 01, 2016, 03:02:05 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5077 on: December 01, 2016, 01:31:59 PM »


I consult this more often than you'd think.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5078 on: December 01, 2016, 03:21:29 PM »
I hate how juridical writers write entire sentences in Latin or living european languages other than their own in their books, not sure if this happens in the juridical literature of other countries. Are they proud of being unreadable or what?

English legal writing contains large numbers of Latin phrases (which are often different from those used in civil law jurisdictions), and also, large numbers of Norman French phrases. 
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5079 on: December 01, 2016, 06:37:18 PM »


I consult this more often than you'd think.

How else does one bring piety and consolation to the pre-Nikonian ladies, amirite?  Lestovkas aren't all where it's at.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5080 on: December 06, 2016, 03:00:11 PM »


Very lovely book. It has so many beautiful reminders of traditional family life. The chapter about nurturing siblings to have close relationships and serve each other is an important point :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5081 on: December 12, 2016, 08:43:16 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5082 on: December 12, 2016, 08:48:11 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5083 on: December 15, 2016, 04:18:35 AM »
Enjoying Laurus by Vodolazkin.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5084 on: December 15, 2016, 05:18:18 AM »
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