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« Reply #1575 on: December 03, 2010, 06:08:31 PM »

Strength Training Anatomy, by Frederic Delavier
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« Reply #1576 on: December 07, 2010, 05:24:06 PM »

How to Think Straight, by Antony Flew
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« Reply #1577 on: December 16, 2010, 08:53:08 PM »

Just finished The Crusades by Thomas Asbridge.
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« Reply #1578 on: December 17, 2010, 02:21:54 AM »

The Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution by Ruth Scurr.
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« Reply #1579 on: December 17, 2010, 02:26:58 AM »

Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
http://www.amazon.com/Voodoo-Histories-Conspiracy-Shaping-History/dp/1594488959/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1292567145&sr=8-1
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« Reply #1580 on: December 17, 2010, 03:00:25 AM »

Just finished Daniel Hannan's The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America.
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« Reply #1581 on: December 17, 2010, 03:05:00 AM »

Dostoevsky's Demons.  How very Orthodoxcentric of me.
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« Reply #1582 on: December 19, 2010, 01:01:34 AM »

The Existence of God (Second Edition), by Richard Swinburne

Fairly dry so far, but I'm not that far into it, so maybe things'll pick up...  Cool
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« Reply #1583 on: January 01, 2011, 03:35:44 AM »

Little Big Men: Bodybuilding Subculture and Gender Construction, by Alan M. Klein

A geeky anthropologist studying hardcore bodybuilders up close, and then sharing all their deepest, darkest secrets (with a healthy dose of psychoanalysis thrown in)... what could possibly go wrong?  Tongue
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« Reply #1584 on: January 01, 2011, 03:36:31 AM »

The Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

My favorite book by Dickens. Then again, it's the only book that I like by him. Anyway...  Cool
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« Reply #1585 on: January 01, 2011, 08:17:53 PM »

"Dawn," Erin Hunter.   Grin
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« Reply #1586 on: January 02, 2011, 11:59:44 PM »

Robert Charles Wilson's Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America
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« Reply #1587 on: January 03, 2011, 12:07:31 AM »

I'm looking forward to this one, which just came out:

http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=1557258740

"The Sign of the Cross: the Gesture, the Mystery, the History," by Andreas Andreopoulos

It's published by Paraclete Press. I think I'll be getting a copy.   Smiley
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« Reply #1588 on: January 07, 2011, 07:07:03 PM »

The Teachings of the Church Fathers, compiled by John R. Willis, S.J.

A collection of patristic quotes on various subjects, from the sacraments to the gospels to the bible, church and tradition. I skimmed through it and read a good bit of it last year, but wanted to revisit certain of the passages.
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« Reply #1589 on: January 11, 2011, 05:52:06 PM »

Charcuterie - the craft of salting, smoking and curing - M. Rhulman
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The Return of the King - J.R.R. Tollkien
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« Reply #1590 on: January 12, 2011, 01:34:56 AM »

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
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« Reply #1591 on: January 12, 2011, 01:02:28 PM »

Fides Et Ratio  - Pope John Paul II

Gaudium et Spes (The Church in the Modern World) -Vatican II
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« Reply #1592 on: January 12, 2011, 01:04:50 PM »

The Craft of Theology: From Symbol to System -Avery Dulles, S.J

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« Reply #1593 on: January 12, 2011, 01:12:51 PM »

Athens and Jerusalem: The Role of Philosophy in Theology - Jack A. Bonsor

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« Reply #1594 on: January 12, 2011, 01:14:15 PM »

The Savior of Science -Stanley L. Jaki

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« Reply #1595 on: January 12, 2011, 01:15:45 PM »

Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding, by Charles Gains and George Butler

I've been a long time fan of the movie, so I figured it was about time I read the book. It's a quite interesting look into the subculture as it existed in the early 70's, especially when considering how much things have changed (and have now even begun to swing back the other direction again, IMO).
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« Reply #1596 on: January 12, 2011, 01:17:13 PM »

The God of Faith and Reason - Robert Sokolowski

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« Reply #1597 on: January 12, 2011, 01:18:48 PM »

The Shape of Catholic History of Theology: An Introduction to it Sources, Principles, and History -Aidan Nichols
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« Reply #1598 on: January 12, 2011, 01:20:28 PM »

Saint Thomas Aquinas; Vol. I The Person and His Work - Jean-Pierre Torrell, O. P.

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« Reply #1599 on: January 12, 2011, 01:39:44 PM »

The Devil's Delusion - Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions, by David Berlinski

Really enjoying this one.
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« Reply #1600 on: January 12, 2011, 01:49:39 PM »

Tried to get around to Macbeth but didn't want to, so now I'm reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Cheesy
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« Reply #1601 on: January 12, 2011, 02:02:28 PM »

Tried to get around to Macbeth but didn't want to, so now I'm reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Cheesy
Lol. Give Othello a go.
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« Reply #1602 on: January 12, 2011, 05:56:35 PM »

Just got these books in the mail, and will be starting them tonight...

Dare We Hope "That All Men Be Saved"?, by Hans Urs Von Balthasar
The Collar: A Year Inside a Catholic Seminary, by Jonathan Englert
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« Reply #1603 on: January 13, 2011, 12:26:22 AM »

Tried to get around to Macbeth but didn't want to, so now I'm reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Cheesy
Lol. Give Othello a go.

Is that another Shakespeare one? If it is, I sadly do not have it. But I have Hamlet, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tongue
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« Reply #1604 on: January 13, 2011, 12:16:21 PM »

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« Reply #1605 on: January 13, 2011, 01:29:32 PM »

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Is that another Shakespeare one? If it is, I sadly do not have it. But I have Hamlet, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tongue
Yes, another play by Shakespeare. In fact, it's my favorite play by Shakespeare.
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« Reply #1606 on: January 13, 2011, 02:01:48 PM »

Stone of Tears, by Terry Goodkind which is the second book in the Sword of Truth series of books. I'm hooked on these books now (thanks to the TV series Legend of the Seeker which was based off the books). The TV series was good, but they introduced me to the books and the books are down right fantastic. I don't think I've ever been "hooked" on a particular series of books before, until now. Some heavy duty themes and I'd say definitely not for kids, (not bedtime reading like The Hobbit or Narnia) but they are great.

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« Reply #1607 on: January 13, 2011, 11:45:29 PM »

The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCollugh, who is the same woman who wrote the "Thorn Birds."
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« Reply #1608 on: January 15, 2011, 10:37:51 PM »

"The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne" by Brian Moore.  A cautionary tale to women who remain single too long. Wink
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« Reply #1609 on: January 20, 2011, 02:28:54 AM »

The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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« Reply #1610 on: January 23, 2011, 11:26:05 PM »

The Gnostics: History, Tradition, Scriptures, Influence, by Andrew Phillip Smith
Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing, by Stephan A. Hoeller

Reading both for the second time, I think it's been a couple years since I read anything on the subject.
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« Reply #1611 on: January 24, 2011, 06:08:23 PM »

Just finished How to Live a Holy Life by Metropolitan Gregory. Thanks to whoever mentioned this book on the forum--I've also loaned it to a friend who asked to borrow it.

Now I'm reading St. Irenaeus, On the Apostolic Preaching. It feels weird reading an actual Orthodox Church Father instead of just reading about them. I also finally get to learn the recapitulation doctrine that I've been told about for so long straight from an early source.
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« Reply #1612 on: January 24, 2011, 07:05:10 PM »

Just finished The Rite by Matt Baglio. An excellent book, written objectively and very theologically supported. But I'm afraid the movie will disappoint.


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« Reply #1613 on: January 24, 2011, 07:53:11 PM »

Our parish is having a Q&A session coming up about the harry potter and twilight series...and the appropriateness of such. Should be interesting.
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« Reply #1614 on: January 24, 2011, 07:53:44 PM »

Just finished The Rite by Matt Baglio. An excellent book, written objectively and very theologically supported. But I'm afraid the movie will disappoint.


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Not if Anthony Hopkins is in it... Wink
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« Reply #1615 on: January 24, 2011, 07:58:34 PM »

Just finished The Rite by Matt Baglio. An excellent book, written objectively and very theologically supported. But I'm afraid the movie will disappoint.


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« Reply #1616 on: January 24, 2011, 07:59:29 PM »

Just finished The Rite by Matt Baglio. An excellent book, written objectively and very theologically supported. But I'm afraid the movie will disappoint.


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Not if Anthony Hopkins is in it... Wink

I know. It looks good, and I love Anthony Hopkins, but I'm afraid that it will be disappointing. As much as I love Anthony Hopkins, he has been in a few pretty bad movies. No critic reviews are out yet. I'm eager to see what they think.

But the book really was very good.

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« Reply #1617 on: January 24, 2011, 08:03:22 PM »

Just finished The Rite by Matt Baglio. An excellent book, written objectively and very theologically supported. But I'm afraid the movie will disappoint.


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btw, is it a fairly quick read?

Yes. Of course I am a slow reader, because I am always underlining things and making notes in the margins. But it is very readable and does a good job balancing the true accounts of exorcism with theolgical and spiritual truth.

One thing I really wish is that there were some modern works like this written from an Orthodox perspective.

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« Reply #1618 on: January 24, 2011, 08:11:08 PM »

The Gnostics: History, Tradition, Scriptures, Influence, by Andrew Phillip Smith
Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing, by Stephan A. Hoeller

Reading both for the second time, I think it's been a couple years since I read anything on the subject.

I used to really enjoy Hoeller.  You can find some of his audio lectures online.  He can actually be very funny!
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« Reply #1619 on: January 24, 2011, 08:13:02 PM »

The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Is this your first time reading Dostoevsky?  What do you think?
This is my second favorite novel, next to Crime and Punishment!
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