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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6165 on: April 17, 2019, 09:25:05 AM »
So much documentary hypothesis.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6166 on: April 17, 2019, 09:44:46 AM »
So much documentary hypothesis.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6167 on: April 17, 2019, 03:58:58 PM »
I'm not the best reader, but i'm currently reading The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.Sometimes the names of the characters are tricky to remember, especially when they have 3 names, in one sentence the character is called Ptitsyn and in the next one Ivan Petrovitch, you get used to it, but when I started it I was a bit confused.


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6168 on: April 17, 2019, 04:12:27 PM »
^Great book.  Do not worry about keeping track of all the names.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6169 on: April 17, 2019, 05:56:18 PM »
So much documentary hypothesis.
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Theories about the development of the biblical text.

Required reading for my OT class.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6170 on: April 17, 2019, 06:46:46 PM »
So much documentary hypothesis.
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Theories about the development of the biblical text.

Required reading for my OT class.
Oh I was wondering what you found interesting about the DH.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6171 on: April 18, 2019, 08:54:15 AM »
Scriptures + lives of modern day Coptic saints. I can't get enough of the lives of the saints. They are fabulous!

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6172 on: April 19, 2019, 12:28:19 PM »
So much documentary hypothesis.
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Theories about the development of the biblical text.

Required reading for my OT class.
Oh I was wondering what you found interesting about the DH.

I mean, I do find it interesting, especially in places where you can separate the doublets and create two complete stories from the different sources. And Tarzi's argument that the major prophets should be considered the first "primary" source for the Old Testament and the Torah/historical writings a product of their warnings about loyalty and apostasy definitely holds water.

But it can get to be taxing when you start getting into the possibilities of who an individual writer or redactor was.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6173 on: April 19, 2019, 02:54:28 PM »
I mean, I do find it interesting, especially in places where you can separate the doublets and create two complete stories from the different sources. And Tarzi's argument that the major prophets should be considered the first "primary" source for the Old Testament and the Torah/historical writings a product of their warnings about loyalty and apostasy definitely holds water.

What about the oral traditions underlying the Torah, though? I think DH is a little too logocentric for that time and place, isn't it?

But it can get to be taxing when you start getting into the possibilities of who an individual writer or redactor was.

And all the endless assumptions that these people all despised one another?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6174 on: April 19, 2019, 03:01:32 PM »
I mean, I do find it interesting, especially in places where you can separate the doublets and create two complete stories from the different sources. And Tarzi's argument that the major prophets should be considered the first "primary" source for the Old Testament and the Torah/historical writings a product of their warnings about loyalty and apostasy definitely holds water.

What about the oral traditions underlying the Torah, though? I think DH is a little too logocentric for that time and place, isn't it?
It's certainly all hypothetical based on linguistics, but I don't really see any reason at this point to not seriously consider the conservative DH theory that there was a Shiloh tradition and a Jerusalem tradition that were merged sometime around the reign of Josiah.

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But it can get to be taxing when you start getting into the possibilities of who an individual writer or redactor was.

And all the endless assumptions that these people all despised one another?

Yeah. Although there are some who argue that D^1 and D^2 were the same person.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6175 on: April 19, 2019, 05:04:59 PM »
I mean, I do find it interesting, especially in places where you can separate the doublets and create two complete stories from the different sources. And Tarzi's argument that the major prophets should be considered the first "primary" source for the Old Testament and the Torah/historical writings a product of their warnings about loyalty and apostasy definitely holds water.

What about the oral traditions underlying the Torah, though? I think DH is a little too logocentric for that time and place, isn't it?
It's certainly all hypothetical based on linguistics, but I don't really see any reason at this point to not seriously consider the conservative DH theory that there was a Shiloh tradition and a Jerusalem tradition that were merged sometime around the reign of Josiah.

Yeah, I suppose depending on how it's construed it doesn't really impact doctrine much unless one is married to the idea of Moses sitting down and writing the entire Torah (as opposed to, say, being one of the principle oral sources for the Jahwist tradition).


Yeah. Although there are some who argue that D^1 and D^2 were the same person.

Huh. I hadn't heard that.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6176 on: April 19, 2019, 05:11:42 PM »


That cover tho
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6177 on: April 19, 2019, 05:15:04 PM »


That cover tho

Kind of an odd choice of a pen name, but I'm glad he's finally putting himself out there! :)
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« Reply #6178 on: April 19, 2019, 05:24:00 PM »
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« Reply #6179 on: April 19, 2019, 10:16:28 PM »
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« Reply #6180 on: April 25, 2019, 11:57:27 PM »
Since it was national poetry month in April...

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6181 on: April 26, 2019, 12:09:51 AM »
"Last Bus to Woodstock," the first of Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse novels. Morse is a lout in the book, nothing like he was portrayed by John Thaw or Shaun Evans. I wonder if the prequel will ever explain what happened to make Endeavour into such a jerk.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6182 on: April 26, 2019, 12:10:50 AM »
You get the general idea

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« Reply #6183 on: May 08, 2019, 04:26:10 PM »


Hit me right in the feels
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6184 on: May 08, 2019, 05:13:13 PM »


Hit me right in the feels

I sobbed throughout the film. Literally.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6185 on: May 22, 2019, 07:11:21 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6186 on: May 23, 2019, 10:40:38 PM »
James / Dan G. McCartney.

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« Reply #6187 on: May 24, 2019, 09:09:14 PM »


Hit me right in the feels

I sobbed throughout the film. Literally.

Looking forward to this. I mean, not the sobbing part, the watching the movie part.  8)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
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Hit me right in the feels

I sobbed throughout the film. Literally.

Looking forward to this. I mean, not the sobbing part, the watching the movie part.  8)

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That one was fascinating too.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6189 on: May 26, 2019, 09:11:50 AM »
Getting ready for next week.

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« Reply #6190 on: May 26, 2019, 11:08:00 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6191 on: May 27, 2019, 12:34:20 PM »


Trying to get back to reading.

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« Reply #6192 on: May 31, 2019, 02:43:55 PM »
Anyone have an opinion on Remi Brague?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6193 on: June 05, 2019, 08:12:32 AM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6194 on: June 13, 2019, 07:15:15 PM »
The Sacred and the Profane, by Afrai. Good Omens AU fanfic of near-legendary status. The bit about needing to have tissues handy is spot-on.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6195 on: June 13, 2019, 09:34:42 PM »
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« Reply #6196 on: June 17, 2019, 08:50:03 PM »


Enjoyable, as expected
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« Reply #6197 on: June 21, 2019, 09:03:38 AM »


#IFASummerChallenge19
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6198 on: June 22, 2019, 05:24:50 PM »
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« Reply #6199 on: July 06, 2019, 07:17:42 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6200 on: July 10, 2019, 12:04:00 PM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6201 on: July 10, 2019, 12:23:11 PM »
Looks like a spot in the Pop-star movie business.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6202 on: July 16, 2019, 08:00:25 PM »
completely new, especially not yet used

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6203 on: July 16, 2019, 08:31:58 PM »
The Forgotten Trinity by James R. White.

From what I can tell, the author sticks to solid analysis and does not seem to inject his Reformed (or other specific) theology at all. I suppose most/all Christians have a common belief in the Trinity with perhaps Orthodox being the strongest expositors of this that I can think think of. Even so, White's book is good.

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« Reply #6204 on: July 16, 2019, 11:26:17 PM »
The Forgotten Trinity by James R. White.

From what I can tell, the author sticks to solid analysis and does not seem to inject his Reformed (or other specific) theology at all. I suppose most/all Christians have a common belief in the Trinity with perhaps Orthodox being the strongest expositors of this that I can think think of. Even so, White's book is good.
James White is a noted and staunch anti-Catholic and thus really anti-Orthodox and the whole of the Catholic Church. After you finish his book, I would recommend you check out the many debates between White and Robert Sungenis. Dr. Sungenis answers a number of White's objections. The issue for White, the "reformed" theologian is that he would write a book about the Trinity, when he is staunchly opposed to the very church that gave him the Trinity. Its a strange dichotomy.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6205 on: July 17, 2019, 10:19:21 AM »
The Forgotten Trinity by James R. White.

From what I can tell, the author sticks to solid analysis and does not seem to inject his Reformed (or other specific) theology at all. I suppose most/all Christians have a common belief in the Trinity with perhaps Orthodox being the strongest expositors of this that I can think think of. Even so, White's book is good.
James White is a noted and staunch anti-Catholic and thus really anti-Orthodox and the whole of the Catholic Church. After you finish his book, I would recommend you check out the many debates between White and Robert Sungenis. Dr. Sungenis answers a number of White's objections. The issue for White, the "reformed" theologian is that he would write a book about the Trinity, when he is staunchly opposed to the very church that gave him the Trinity. Its a strange dichotomy.

If you could post your opinions on this debate in Religious Topics or Orthodox-Protestant Issues, I would find that thrilling, because this is an interesting subject, and I am too busy to read the books in question.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6206 on: July 17, 2019, 10:37:42 AM »
So I am really filled with thanksgiving this morning because I was able to obtain American Capitols, a book I first acquired at age 11 or 12 at Barnes and Noble in Chico.  It is an amazing burgundy hardbound book, with no dust jacket, and it contains within it the history of the US capitol, and every statehouse in the United States and our overseas territories (for example, American Samoa).  It is not a large book; it packs an impressive density of information into a relatively modest size, but it is a delight.  From my experiences at the state capitol of California in 1996-97, I became very interested in parliamentary buildings around the US and the world.  When visiting Continental Europe in 2000 and 2001, I was frustrated by the lack of public access to the Assemblee Nationale, the Austrian Parliament, and other such buildings, but I did nonetheless get to tour one of the three most splendid parliamentary buildings in Europe, the Hungarian Parliament.  And in 2011 I visited the House of Commons and House of Lords at Westminster Palace, which was also thrilling, as that is also one of my three favourite parliament buildings in Europe (no. 3 is the old chamber of the Senate in Spain, laid out like the House of Lords, but with red benches for ordinary members and a blue bench for government ministers; the French and Italian parliamentary buildings are also Tres Magnifique). And in 2003 I toured the exquisite modern architecture of the UN building in New York City.

This modest looking book fueled this interest, and has a detailed history of every legislative building in the US.  One quickly sees that Michigan, California, Missouri, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Massachussetts have particularly splendid buildings, past and present, whereas the statehouse of Alaska is profoundly disappointing, and the towering modern skyscraper behind the old statehouse in Tallahassee is boring and oppressive, looking rather like a Holiday Inn.  Of course one can see pictures of all these buildings online, but this book is charming and inexpensive.  And some of the tidbits, like the oil well in the basement of the Oklahoma State Capitol, and the gigantic 6” lead pipes which served no purpose found in the walls of the California State Capitol during its restoration (when built, the state made the error of paying plumbers by the weight of the pipes they installed) were hilarious.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6207 on: July 18, 2019, 06:37:38 PM »
[After you finish his book, I would recommend you check out the many debates between White and Robert Sungenis. Dr. Sungenis answers a number of White's objections. The issue for White, the "reformed" theologian is that he would write a book about the Trinity, when he is staunchly opposed to the very church that gave him the Trinity. Its a strange dichotomy.

White specializes in apologetics from what I can tell, and he has radio/podcasts shows on various topics. He is well-known for debates. I have seen quite a few debates with him in them. As you suggest, the debates are a good source of entertainment, that is certain.

Anyway, these are discussions for other threads. My point was only to post the title of a book, not to start debates and hijack threads. My apologies if I offended anyone.







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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6208 on: August 01, 2019, 12:53:40 PM »
A Torch Kept Lit ~ Great Lives of  the Twentieth Century ~ William F. Buckley, Jr.

and drinking a small glass of wine ~ recently while moving a good amount of tile up the mountain ~ needed room to bring recently split firewood beneath the winch, where it can be lifted to the first deck ~ well, the tractor tipped ~ no broken bones ~ one more day is needed to ease this body ~ we did get the tractor upright ~ lifting with straps and "3 come a longs" ~ I'd show pictures but don't know this computer well ```
Իմաստութիւն Հոր Յիսուս՝ տո՝ւր մեզ իաստուփին՝ զբարիս խորհել եւ խոսել եւ գործել առաջի Քո յամենայն ժամ : եւ ի չար խորհրդոց ի բանից եւ ի գործոց   փրկեա  զմեզ՝ ամէն:
Jesus, Wisdom of the Father, give us wisdom, to think, speak and do what is Good before you at all times. And save us from evil thoughts, words and deed, amen.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6209 on: August 01, 2019, 11:10:30 PM »
Found this for two bucks on Amazon. Wonderful read!


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