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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5940 on: September 18, 2018, 09:05:10 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5941 on: September 18, 2018, 09:28:22 AM »
Omg, I just found out Robert Alter has completed his translation of the entire Hebrew Bible which comes out this December. You cannot do any better than his translations of the OT, his Pslams in particular are a thing of beauty. He nailed the translation of Ecclesiastes too. I love reading his commentary.

That translation with Richmond Lattimore's NT translation is the definitive Bible.

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"The business of the Christian is nothing else than to be ever preparing for death (μελεπᾷν ἀποθνήσκειν)."

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5942 on: September 18, 2018, 10:59:54 AM »
Sweet! Here's hoping it's not 200 dollars or something!

Is it Masoretic or LXX, though? I forgot.
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« Reply #5943 on: September 18, 2018, 11:47:53 AM »
Sweet! Here's hoping it's not 200 dollars or something!

Is it Masoretic or LXX, though? I forgot.
I tried to find details, but nothing online yet.

It's 80 on Amazon for a 3 volume set which is pretty reasonable imo
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5944 on: September 18, 2018, 02:41:29 PM »
Exploring the Readercoin library. I think I finally got the motivation to go through all those classics I've been putting off.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5945 on: September 19, 2018, 02:05:43 PM »
Jouni Tilli - Suomen pyhä sota (Finland's Holy War)

A popular version of the research the author made of what role Lutheran priests had during the Continuation War Finland hadwith the USSR in the 40's.
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5946 on: September 19, 2018, 05:16:28 PM »
Jouni Tilli - Suomen pyhä sota (Finland's Holy War)

A popular version of the research the author made of what role Lutheran priests had during the Continuation War Finland hadwith the USSR in the 40's.

Is there an English translation available?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5947 on: September 19, 2018, 05:34:42 PM »
Bantum, B. (2016). The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress Press.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5948 on: September 19, 2018, 05:37:23 PM »
Jouni Tilli - Suomen pyhä sota (Finland's Holy War)

A popular version of the research the author made of what role Lutheran priests had during the Continuation War Finland hadwith the USSR in the 40's.

Does he mention Orthodoxy at all?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5949 on: September 19, 2018, 06:00:50 PM »
So, turns out I accidentally bought the Nook version of Stripping of the Altars instead of the print version. I don't have a Nook, though.

Does anybody know how to reformat the Web browser Nook to a portrait view? That default landscape view is going to drive me nuts if I try to go through ~700 pages of it, but I can't figure out how to change it.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5950 on: September 19, 2018, 06:06:48 PM »
Convert it to pdf? The file, that is.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5951 on: September 19, 2018, 06:26:04 PM »
Convert it to pdf? The file, that is.

I'm trying but I'm having hard time figuring out how to do it lol. I'm not always very computer literate.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5952 on: September 19, 2018, 06:35:12 PM »
Convert it to pdf? The file, that is.

I'm trying but I'm having hard time figuring out how to do it lol. I'm not always very computer literate.

When in doubt, outsource: https://topdf.com/
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5953 on: September 19, 2018, 07:05:53 PM »
As far I can tell, it's not giving me any way to download the ebook.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5954 on: September 19, 2018, 07:06:41 PM »
As far I can tell, it's not giving me any way to download the ebook.

Can't you return it and get a refund?
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« Reply #5955 on: September 19, 2018, 07:09:31 PM »
As far I can tell, it's not giving me any way to download the ebook.

Can't you return it and get a refund?

I probably could. Not sure if it's worth the hassle. I'll think about it.

Thanks for your help!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5956 on: September 19, 2018, 07:11:32 PM »
As far I can tell, it's not giving me any way to download the ebook.

Can't you return it and get a refund?

I probably could. Not sure if it's worth the hassle. I'll think about it.

Thanks for your help!

Amazon were quite prompt and hassle-free when I had to return something from the Kindle store. If B&N give you grief, well, one less reason for me to be sad about the Nook withdrawing from Europe.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5957 on: September 20, 2018, 02:23:07 PM »
Yeah, looks like Barnes and Noble does not let you return digital content.

I decided to just order a paperback version. It was only 20 something dollars and I was able to throw a cheapo Dracula paperback on top to get free shipping.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5958 on: September 20, 2018, 02:50:28 PM »
Got an audiobook on Otto Skorzeny, an Austrian officer in the SS. I expect it to be very frightening. :o
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5959 on: September 20, 2018, 03:07:52 PM »
Jouni Tilli - Suomen pyhä sota (Finland's Holy War)

A popular version of the research the author made of what role Lutheran priests had during the Continuation War Finland hadwith the USSR in the 40's.

Does he mention Orthodoxy at all?

I've only started reading the book but judging by the first pages only here and there. We had and still have some Orthodox military chaplains but a lot fewer than Lutherans.

Is there an English translation available?

Doubt that. The actual research is in English though. The PDF version can be accessed from his university's website:

https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/40309
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5960 on: September 20, 2018, 03:25:32 PM »
Thank you.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5961 on: September 24, 2018, 10:15:08 AM »
A Bend in the River by VS Naipaul
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5962 on: September 24, 2018, 01:22:19 PM »
'Redwall,' Brian Jacques. It's pretty good. Reminds me of Tolkien and Lloyd Alexander.
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« Reply #5963 on: September 24, 2018, 01:27:55 PM »
Redwall is Tolkien's badly written, racist stepbrother.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5964 on: September 27, 2018, 12:30:56 PM »
"Psuedo"-Macarius. Got this for 5 bucks at HPB, it is fantastic.
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« Reply #5965 on: September 28, 2018, 11:35:46 PM »
Red Notice Bill Browder
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5966 on: September 28, 2018, 11:55:18 PM »
The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology) / A. Edward Siecienski

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5967 on: October 01, 2018, 09:22:49 AM »
Bob Woodward's Fear
Blessed Nazarius practiced the ascetic life. His clothes were tattered. He wore his shoes without removing them for six years.

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« Reply #5968 on: October 01, 2018, 09:05:19 PM »
Utopia, by Thomas More
The Prince, by Machiavelli
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« Reply #5969 on: October 02, 2018, 06:24:06 AM »
Utopia, by Thomas More
The Prince, by Machiavelli

Both very good, although I strongly disagree with Machiavelli's philosophy.

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« Reply #5970 on: October 02, 2018, 07:02:54 AM »
Second part of Brothers Karamazov.

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« Reply #5971 on: October 02, 2018, 07:10:20 AM »
Second part of Brothers Karamazov.

Excelent book, I'm loving it.

Oh yeah!

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« Reply #5972 on: October 02, 2018, 07:12:23 AM »
MANSON: The Life and Times of Charles Manson

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5974 on: October 02, 2018, 03:26:58 PM »


I started that at a time when I didn't have the brainpower to concentrate, so taking it from the top.
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« Reply #5975 on: October 06, 2018, 08:36:41 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5976 on: October 06, 2018, 08:38:46 PM »
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

The anticlericalism is dull as always but good book.
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« Reply #5977 on: October 06, 2018, 09:42:40 PM »
I haven't been able to concentrate for months.

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« Reply #5978 on: October 06, 2018, 09:45:00 PM »
I haven't been able to concentrate for months.

I find heavy reading of dense literature really helps that. Not sarcasm.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5979 on: October 06, 2018, 10:13:19 PM »
Thank you.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5980 on: October 06, 2018, 10:20:30 PM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5981 on: October 07, 2018, 12:35:56 PM »
Charlesworth, J. H. (2010). The Good and Evil Serpent: How a Universal Symbol Became Christianized. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5982 on: October 08, 2018, 02:11:00 PM »
By and for myself:



With the young one, getting in the spirit of the season:

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5983 on: October 08, 2018, 02:14:36 PM »

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« Reply #5984 on: October 10, 2018, 09:21:42 PM »


Found it at Goodwill. Didn't make it very far before I gave up. Reminded me of some dialogue from the sitcom Newsradio:

Dave Nelson: Are you referring to the letter that described you as Andy Rooney without a sense of humor?
Bill McNeal: Nonsense. Andy Rooney is Andy Rooney without a sense of humor.
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