Author Topic: What is everyone reading?  (Read 427720 times)

0 Members and 4 Guests are viewing this topic.

Online Cyrillic

  • Arbiter Elegantiarum
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,680
  • Cyrillico est imperare orbi universo
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4095 on: August 17, 2014, 06:10:25 AM »
Although it's far from an Orthodox book, The Closing of the American Mind by Alan Bloom.

One of the more overrated books of the last century. Every now and then he's right in his criticism of the ideas of his opponents, although he overstates the importance that relativism holds in the minds of his opponents. His own ideas, though, are not much better either. His strict universalism, for example, is in many cases as bizarre as the relativism he so consistently critizes, and despite taking issue with the relativists much of his ideas about literature come from Nietzsche. He also has the tendency to see western philosophy and literature before the 20th century as a continuous and harmonious whole, which, of course, it wasn't.

He is often unable to avoid sounding like a ranting old man, complaining on how x, y and z were so much better in his days, which makes the book hard to enjoy. All arguments of merit in his book has been said better elsewhere, and those that are new are bizarre and often contradicted by the author without himself noting it.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2014, 06:44:13 AM by Cyrillic »
"Who wants to be consistent? The dullard and the doctrinaire, the tedious people who carry out their principles to the bitter end of action, to the reductio ad absurdum of practice. Not I."
-Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying

Offline Sam G

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 620
  • All ye Saints, pray to God for me a sinner.
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4096 on: August 18, 2014, 01:37:53 PM »
Although it's far from an Orthodox book, The Closing of the American Mind by Alan Bloom.

One of the more overrated books of the last century. Every now and then he's right in his criticism of the ideas of his opponents, although he overstates the importance that relativism holds in the minds of his opponents. His own ideas, though, are not much better either. His strict universalism, for example, is in many cases as bizarre as the relativism he so consistently critizes, and despite taking issue with the relativists much of his ideas about literature come from Nietzsche. He also has the tendency to see western philosophy and literature before the 20th century as a continuous and harmonious whole, which, of course, it wasn't.

He is often unable to avoid sounding like a ranting old man, complaining on how x, y and z were so much better in his days, which makes the book hard to enjoy. All arguments of merit in his book has been said better elsewhere, and those that are new are bizarre and often contradicted by the author without himself noting it.


The book made a huge impression the first time I read it (2 years ago), but I was rather disappointed this time around for many of the reasons you mentioned above.
All of my hope, I place in thee, O Mother of God; do preserve me under they shelter.

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,595
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4097 on: August 18, 2014, 02:16:18 PM »
What are you "reading" this for?

It was available at the library, so I decided to give it a shot. At 1000+ pages I should have figured I wouldn't come anywhere close to finishing it, which I didn't.
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

Offline Santagranddad

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,198
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4098 on: August 18, 2014, 03:11:00 PM »
A second heavyweight, 'Saint Cyril of Alexandria and the Christological Controversy, Fr John McGuckin, published by SVS.

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,595
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4099 on: August 18, 2014, 07:17:03 PM »
Who was the first heavyweight? ???
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,595
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4100 on: August 18, 2014, 07:18:17 PM »
In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development, by Carol Gilligan
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

Offline stavros_388

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,313
  • Faith: Catholic
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4101 on: August 18, 2014, 07:59:39 PM »
Hostage to the Devil, by Fr. Martin Malachi. Superb story telling, terrifying subject matter.

What Happened at Vatican II, by John W. O'Malley. Because I want to know.
"The kingdom of heaven is virtuous life, just as the torment of hell is passionate habits." - St. Gregory of Sinai

"Our idea of God tells us more about ourselves than about Him." - Thomas Merton

Offline Alxandra

  • ☦ ICXCNIKA ☦
  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 339
    • Blog
  • Faith: Greek Orthodox
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4102 on: August 18, 2014, 08:34:24 PM »
My Life in Christ by St John of  Kronstadt and  The Hermitess Photini by Archimandrite Joachim Spetsieris
Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμας

Offline Yurysprudentsiya

  • Section Moderator
  • Archon
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,577
  • God, the Great, the Only, Keep for Us Our Ukraine!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: OCA, with a love for the UOC-USA
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4103 on: August 18, 2014, 08:41:30 PM »
Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie.

Offline Gebre Menfes Kidus

  • "SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,754
  • "Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1456515775
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4104 on: August 19, 2014, 03:11:45 AM »
Hostage to the Devil, by Fr. Martin Malachi. Superb story telling, terrifying subject matter.



Incredible book! One of my favorites.


Selam
"There are two great tragedies: one is to live a life ruled by the passions, and the other is to live a passionless life."
Selam, +GMK+

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,595
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4105 on: August 22, 2014, 06:25:24 PM »
Mind, Brain, and Free Will, by Richard Swinburne
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

Offline biro

  • Excelsior
  • Site Supporter
  • Hoplitarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 15,883
  • Leave me alone, I was only singing
    • Alaska Volcanoes
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: GOAA
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4106 on: August 22, 2014, 06:27:27 PM »
Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie.

Good book. I got it in paperback for Christmas when I was a kid.
He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end.

--

And if I seem a little strange, well, that's because I am

Offline liefern

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 148
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4107 on: August 22, 2014, 08:32:19 PM »
Father Seraphim Rose: His Life and Works by Hieromonk Damascene.

Offline Jetavan

  • Argumentum ad australopithecum
  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 6,580
  • Barlaam and Josaphat
    • The Mystical Theology
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4108 on: August 23, 2014, 10:34:36 AM »
I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution, by Denis O. Lamoureux.
If you will, you can become all flame.
Extra caritatem nulla salus.
In order to become whole, take the "I" out of "holiness".
सर्वभूतहित
Ἄνω σχῶμεν τὰς καρδίας
"Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is." -- Mohandas Gandhi
Y dduw bo'r diolch.

Offline Indocern

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 188
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4109 on: August 23, 2014, 11:06:38 AM »
Orthodox Bible.

Offline Gebre Menfes Kidus

  • "SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,754
  • "Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1456515775
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4110 on: August 23, 2014, 11:36:43 AM »
Father Seraphim Rose: His Life and Works by Hieromonk Damascene.


Wonderful book!


Selam
"There are two great tragedies: one is to live a life ruled by the passions, and the other is to live a passionless life."
Selam, +GMK+

Offline NicholasMyra

  • Avowed denominationalist
  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 6,304
  • Nepsis or Sepsis™
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian+Greek
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4111 on: August 25, 2014, 10:54:00 PM »
Anathem / Neal Stephenson.

He went too far. He really shudda kept with the pulpier shorter stuff. This was by far his worst effort.
Have you read ReamDe? Thought the same as you about Anathem, but ReamDe is a worse attempt at swinging the other direction.
Quote from: Orthonorm
if Christ does and says x. And someone else does and says not x and you are ever in doubt, follow Christ.

Πλούσιοι επτώχευσαν και επείνασαν
Οιδε εκζητούντες τον Κύριον
Ουκ ελαττωθήσονται παντός αγαθού

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,595
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4112 on: August 26, 2014, 01:38:29 AM »
Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, by Soren Kierkegaard
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

Offline Porter ODoran

  • Erst Amish Appalachian
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,937
  • Faith should; hope could; love would
    • Facebook page
  • Faith: GOAA
  • Jurisdiction: Catechumen
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4113 on: August 26, 2014, 02:49:16 AM »
Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, by Soren Kierkegaard

The last true word in Western philosophy.
In love did God create the world; in love does he guide it ...; in love is he going wondrously to transform it. --Abba Isaac

Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity. --Climacus

Offline Arachne

  • Trinary Unit || Resident Bossy Boots
  • Section Moderator
  • Protokentarchos
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,382
  • Now with bigger boots!
  • Faith: Cradle Greek Orthodox. Cope.
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian Archdiocese, UK
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4114 on: August 26, 2014, 05:53:44 PM »


Started it tonight with the young one. Much hilarity ensued. :D
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

Blog ~ Bookshelf ~ Jukebox

Offline littlepilgrim64

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 652
  • Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4115 on: September 01, 2014, 11:02:02 PM »
The Wahls Protocol ~ Terry Wahls, MD (Health/Nutrition)

Offline xOrthodox4Christx

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,954
  • Glub Glub Glub.
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox (Catechumen)
  • Jurisdiction: OCA
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4116 on: September 01, 2014, 11:45:43 PM »


"Your children shall become the head, but you... will become the tail of the Church; therefore your judges will be those who have always preserved the Catholic Faith... they will be the Orthodox and true Catholics since they have never accepted heretics... but have remained zealous for the True Faith." (Western Bishops' Response to Pope Vigilius)

Offline Gebre Menfes Kidus

  • "SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,754
  • "Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1456515775
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4117 on: September 02, 2014, 12:18:26 AM »


Zinn definitely has some valid insights regarding the evils and injustices that accompanied the founding of America. Which is why I actually have so little respect for him. Anyone who can so clearly see the evils perpetrated against Native Americans and slaves has no excuse for their militant support of abortion.


Selam
"There are two great tragedies: one is to live a life ruled by the passions, and the other is to live a passionless life."
Selam, +GMK+

Offline xOrthodox4Christx

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,954
  • Glub Glub Glub.
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox (Catechumen)
  • Jurisdiction: OCA
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4118 on: September 02, 2014, 12:22:05 AM »


Zinn definitely has some valid insights regarding the evils and injustices that accompanied the founding of America. Which is why I actually have so little respect for him. Anyone who can so clearly see the evils perpetrated against Native Americans and slaves has no excuse for their militant support of abortion.


Selam

The Indians? I don't think slaves had as much self-autonomy in that respect.
"Your children shall become the head, but you... will become the tail of the Church; therefore your judges will be those who have always preserved the Catholic Faith... they will be the Orthodox and true Catholics since they have never accepted heretics... but have remained zealous for the True Faith." (Western Bishops' Response to Pope Vigilius)

Offline Gebre Menfes Kidus

  • "SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,754
  • "Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1456515775
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4119 on: September 02, 2014, 12:47:00 AM »


Zinn definitely has some valid insights regarding the evils and injustices that accompanied the founding of America. Which is why I actually have so little respect for him. Anyone who can so clearly see the evils perpetrated against Native Americans and slaves has no excuse for their militant support of abortion.


Selam

The Indians? I don't think slaves had as much self-autonomy in that respect.

I meant Howard Zinn's support of abortion, not the Native Americans.


Selam
"There are two great tragedies: one is to live a life ruled by the passions, and the other is to live a passionless life."
Selam, +GMK+

Offline Iconodule

  • Uranopolitan
  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,137
  • "My god is greater."
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Ecumenical Patriarchate (ACROD)
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4120 on: September 02, 2014, 08:05:00 AM »


Zinn definitely has some valid insights regarding the evils and injustices that accompanied the founding of America. Which is why I actually have so little respect for him. Anyone who can so clearly see the evils perpetrated against Native Americans and slaves has no excuse for their militant support of abortion.


Selam

The Indians? I don't think slaves had as much self-autonomy in that respect.

I love it when people who complain about political correctness use the singular "they".
"A riddle or the cricket's cry
Is to doubt a fit reply." - William Blake

Online Gamliel

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,543
  • ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστον βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Metropolis of San Francisco
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4121 on: September 02, 2014, 10:09:23 AM »
Anathem / Neal Stephenson.
He went too far. He really shudda kept with the pulpier shorter stuff. This was by far his worst effort.
Have you read ReamDe? Thought the same as you about Anathem, but ReamDe is a worse attempt at swinging the other direction.
I am no expert at literature, so I was curious how Neal "goes to far?"  I read it because I was intrigued by the author's imagination of a world that has monasteries devoted to math, in addition to religion.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2014, 10:09:59 AM by Gamliel »

Offline Gebre Menfes Kidus

  • "SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,754
  • "Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1456515775
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4122 on: September 02, 2014, 06:39:24 PM »


Zinn definitely has some valid insights regarding the evils and injustices that accompanied the founding of America. Which is why I actually have so little respect for him. Anyone who can so clearly see the evils perpetrated against Native Americans and slaves has no excuse for their militant support of abortion.


Selam

The Indians? I don't think slaves had as much self-autonomy in that respect.

I love it when people who complain about political correctness use the singular "they".

As I said in the prior post, I was referring to Howard Zinn not Native Americans. And I never mentioned political correctness.


Selam
« Last Edit: September 02, 2014, 06:40:00 PM by Gebre Menfes Kidus »
"There are two great tragedies: one is to live a life ruled by the passions, and the other is to live a passionless life."
Selam, +GMK+

Offline Iconodule

  • Uranopolitan
  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,137
  • "My god is greater."
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Ecumenical Patriarchate (ACROD)
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4123 on: September 03, 2014, 07:53:04 AM »


Zinn definitely has some valid insights regarding the evils and injustices that accompanied the founding of America. Which is why I actually have so little respect for him. Anyone who can so clearly see the evils perpetrated against Native Americans and slaves has no excuse for their militant support of abortion.


Selam

The Indians? I don't think slaves had as much self-autonomy in that respect.

I love it when people who complain about political correctness use the singular "they".

As I said in the prior post, I was referring to Howard Zinn

So why didn't you say "he"?
"A riddle or the cricket's cry
Is to doubt a fit reply." - William Blake

Offline Ikonos

  • O' Lord, Sinner though I am, make me worthy of thy Mysteries
  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 54
  • Kyrios Iesous Christos Santa Maria
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4124 on: September 03, 2014, 10:03:42 AM »
Half way through reading the 50 Spiritual Homilies (and Apophtegmata III) of Saint Macarius of Egypt.
Heavy going in places, but every now and then real Spiritual jewels are unveiled.
I did not know such material existed - how did this get past censors?
Some say it's pseudo-graphical.

Pity more of it has not yet been translated from the Greek.

http://macariusofegypt.referata.com/wiki




In a fallen state of captivity, I seek to exchange Pearls of Wisdom with the few repentant Philokalists who roam this domain.

Offline Gebre Menfes Kidus

  • "SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,754
  • "Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1456515775
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4125 on: September 03, 2014, 10:54:30 PM »


Zinn definitely has some valid insights regarding the evils and injustices that accompanied the founding of America. Which is why I actually have so little respect for him. Anyone who can so clearly see the evils perpetrated against Native Americans and slaves has no excuse for their militant support of abortion.


Selam

The Indians? I don't think slaves had as much self-autonomy in that respect.

I love it when people who complain about political correctness use the singular "they".

As I said in the prior post, I was referring to Howard Zinn

So why didn't you say "he"?


I guess I made a grammatical error.


Selam
"There are two great tragedies: one is to live a life ruled by the passions, and the other is to live a passionless life."
Selam, +GMK+

Offline biro

  • Excelsior
  • Site Supporter
  • Hoplitarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 15,883
  • Leave me alone, I was only singing
    • Alaska Volcanoes
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: GOAA
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4126 on: September 03, 2014, 11:02:23 PM »
Just started 'Grave Doubts' by Elizabeth Corley. Good so far.
He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end.

--

And if I seem a little strange, well, that's because I am

Offline Porter ODoran

  • Erst Amish Appalachian
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,937
  • Faith should; hope could; love would
    • Facebook page
  • Faith: GOAA
  • Jurisdiction: Catechumen
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4127 on: September 03, 2014, 11:29:06 PM »
Anathem / Neal Stephenson.
He went too far. He really shudda kept with the pulpier shorter stuff. This was by far his worst effort.
Have you read ReamDe? Thought the same as you about Anathem, but ReamDe is a worse attempt at swinging the other direction.
I am no expert at literature, so I was curious how Neal "goes to far?"  I read it because I was intrigued by the author's imagination of a world that has monasteries devoted to math, in addition to religion.

If by "imagination" you mean "knowledge of ancient history." ;) (The Pythagoreans.)
In love did God create the world; in love does he guide it ...; in love is he going wondrously to transform it. --Abba Isaac

Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity. --Climacus

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,595
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4128 on: September 04, 2014, 09:09:08 PM »
Philosophical Fragments, by Soren Kierkegaard
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

Offline xOrthodox4Christx

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,954
  • Glub Glub Glub.
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox (Catechumen)
  • Jurisdiction: OCA
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4129 on: September 04, 2014, 10:00:36 PM »
"Your children shall become the head, but you... will become the tail of the Church; therefore your judges will be those who have always preserved the Catholic Faith... they will be the Orthodox and true Catholics since they have never accepted heretics... but have remained zealous for the True Faith." (Western Bishops' Response to Pope Vigilius)

Offline wainscottbl

  • Aspie weirdo of the forum
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,396
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4130 on: September 07, 2014, 02:23:07 AM »
Some of the "Canterbury Tales" in Middle English for school. Really quite fun, especially the bawdy stuff. The Wife of Bath is fun. And the "Miller's Tale". And it really all sounds best in Middle English. Once you get down the pronunciation it's not that hard. It only helps to have a good copy with notes for words where meaning is not clear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE0MtENfOMU
"There are two great tragedies: one is to live a life ruled by the passions, and the other is to live a passionless life." --Gebre Menfes Kidus

I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.' --Ralph Nader, America's Cato

Offline xOrthodox4Christx

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,954
  • Glub Glub Glub.
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox (Catechumen)
  • Jurisdiction: OCA
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4131 on: September 07, 2014, 02:53:40 AM »


It was a good critique of the Papacy, I had some problems with it. He seems to just assume Roman Catholicism is "true" and that as a given, interprets every criticism in that light. He comes to the same conclusion that Orthodox do, that the Church as a whole is infallible, not the man in the office. I also had problems with the way he made his criticisms, much of it was very "Scholastic" and not very "noteworthy" if you know what I mean. It's good to use logic to make points, but when it comes to a certain philosophical position that he takes as a given, and doesn't see the point of view of outsiders in his critique, it really loses it's staying power.

Maybe 3/5 stars. It's very much oriented to a Roman Catholic audience.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2014, 03:00:34 AM by xOrthodox4Christx »
"Your children shall become the head, but you... will become the tail of the Church; therefore your judges will be those who have always preserved the Catholic Faith... they will be the Orthodox and true Catholics since they have never accepted heretics... but have remained zealous for the True Faith." (Western Bishops' Response to Pope Vigilius)

Offline Santagranddad

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,198
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4132 on: September 07, 2014, 08:34:31 AM »
The Hindustan Times, which tends not to give me indigestion after Sunday lunch. :D

Offline Arachne

  • Trinary Unit || Resident Bossy Boots
  • Section Moderator
  • Protokentarchos
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,382
  • Now with bigger boots!
  • Faith: Cradle Greek Orthodox. Cope.
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian Archdiocese, UK
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4133 on: September 07, 2014, 10:07:06 AM »
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

Blog ~ Bookshelf ~ Jukebox

Online Cyrillic

  • Arbiter Elegantiarum
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,680
  • Cyrillico est imperare orbi universo
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4134 on: September 07, 2014, 05:20:54 PM »
John Motley - Siege of Leyden.

The celebration of the lifting of the siege is coming up again soon, and I wanted to see what English sources had to say about it. The description of Leyden and the siege were very flattering up to the point of sycophancy. Enough to bring a blush to my face. Quite nice, quite nice.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2014, 05:23:43 PM by Cyrillic »
"Who wants to be consistent? The dullard and the doctrinaire, the tedious people who carry out their principles to the bitter end of action, to the reductio ad absurdum of practice. Not I."
-Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying

Offline Justin Kissel

  • •|•|•
  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 31,595
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4135 on: September 08, 2014, 07:34:57 PM »
Being and Having: An Existentialist Diary, by Gabriel Marcel
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

Offline Gebre Menfes Kidus

  • "SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,754
  • "Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1456515775
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4136 on: September 09, 2014, 12:39:02 AM »
Being and Having: An Existentialist Diary, by Gabriel Marcel


I tried to read that once. But as I read it I kept thinking that it would be better to have a sandwich and a beer.


Selam
"There are two great tragedies: one is to live a life ruled by the passions, and the other is to live a passionless life."
Selam, +GMK+

Offline Porter ODoran

  • Erst Amish Appalachian
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,937
  • Faith should; hope could; love would
    • Facebook page
  • Faith: GOAA
  • Jurisdiction: Catechumen
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4137 on: September 09, 2014, 02:25:55 AM »
Being and Having: An Existentialist Diary, by Gabriel Marcel


I tried to read that once. But as I read it I kept thinking that it would be better to have a sandwich and a beer.


Selam

Much better his young peer Levinas.
In love did God create the world; in love does he guide it ...; in love is he going wondrously to transform it. --Abba Isaac

Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity. --Climacus

Offline Gebre Menfes Kidus

  • "SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,754
  • "Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1456515775
Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4138 on: September 09, 2014, 03:41:22 AM »
Being and Having: An Existentialist Diary, by Gabriel Marcel


I tried to read that once. But as I read it I kept thinking that it would be better to have a sandwich and a beer.


Selam

Much better his young peer Levinas.

I didn't actually try to read it. Just my weak attempt at humor.


Selam
"There are two great tragedies: one is to live a life ruled by the passions, and the other is to live a passionless life."
Selam, +GMK+