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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2925 on: April 18, 2013, 06:51:28 PM »
Russia and the English Church during the last 50 years. A must read.

Can you one page it for us? I know you can, but will you? Sounds interesting, but I am not going to read it.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2926 on: April 18, 2013, 07:20:21 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2927 on: April 19, 2013, 10:50:23 AM »
Order of the Liturgy in native tongue from a priest of the Constaninople patriarchate.
Translated by: Father Johannes Johansen.
The meaning of life is to acquire the grace of the Holy Spirit.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2928 on: April 19, 2013, 10:54:05 AM »
Russia and the English Church during the last 50 years. A must read.

Can you one page it for us? I know you can, but will you? Sounds interesting, but I am not going to read it.

The correspondence between Khomiakov and Palmer on Orthodoxy and the problems the latter had with it. Most, if not all, of the Khomiakov-quotes Abp. Kallistos Ware uses in his books come from this little work. "All Protestants are Crypto-Papists" for example.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2929 on: April 21, 2013, 03:41:15 AM »
Faust by Guethe
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2930 on: April 21, 2013, 05:34:23 PM »
I was thinking about reading A History of Dispensationalism, but I'm not sure if I'll be around long enough to see how it ends.



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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2931 on: April 22, 2013, 10:09:42 AM »
The Lamb of God, by Fr. Sergius Bulgakov

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2932 on: April 23, 2013, 12:43:26 AM »
I was thinking about reading A History of Dispensationalism, but I'm not sure if I'll be around long enough to see how it ends.



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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2933 on: April 23, 2013, 12:01:36 PM »
Aristotle's Physics

A much easier read than his Metaphyiscs. :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2934 on: April 26, 2013, 06:34:40 AM »
"Raids On The Unspeakable" by Thomas Merton

Dorothy Day: Selected Writings


The words of Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day are nectar for my soul. I got these books in the mail today and I've been soaking them up. Merton's elegy of Flannery O'Connor is worth it alone.


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2935 on: April 29, 2013, 11:44:53 AM »
"Patristic Theology" by Protopresbyter John Romanides
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2936 on: April 30, 2013, 09:59:32 AM »
Just bought it:

Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
http://www.amazon.com/Money-Greed-God-Capitalism-ebook/dp/B0027KRRKW/ref=tmm_kin_title_0#_

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In Money, Greed, and God, Jay Richards argues against the current dualistic view Christianity has cast on capitalism—all good or all evil—and reveals the surprising ways that capitalism is actually the best way to follow Jesus’s mandates to alleviate poverty and protect our earth.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2937 on: April 30, 2013, 05:24:48 PM »
Almost done with Father Brown, and I can hardly wait to get started on Celtic Inspirations, by Lyn Webster Wilde. The most jaw-droppingly beautiful book I've got my hands on in a long time.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2938 on: April 30, 2013, 09:57:02 PM »
The Hexaemeron - St. Basil the Great

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2939 on: April 30, 2013, 10:55:33 PM »
I just finished Communist Manifesto by: Karl Marx (No, I'm not a Communist).

I'm starting to read Og Mandino's The Greatest Salesman in the World, it's alright.

I've been going into shorter books and pamphlets recently, maybe after this I'll read War and Peace again or something.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2940 on: May 01, 2013, 12:26:09 AM »
Just bought it:

Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
http://www.amazon.com/Money-Greed-God-Capitalism-ebook/dp/B0027KRRKW/ref=tmm_kin_title_0#_

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In Money, Greed, and God, Jay Richards argues against the current dualistic view Christianity has cast on capitalism—all good or all evil—and reveals the surprising ways that capitalism is actually the best way to follow Jesus’s mandates to alleviate poverty and protect our earth.
Capitalism has a lot going for it, but I am concerned about the weapons lobbyists and other capitalists who profit from war. Does the profit motive act as a push for the USA to get involved in these wars which never seem to end? What good came out of the war in Vietnam or the war in Iraq? Yesterday there was an article in the NY times about the CIA leaving bags of cash at the office of Karzai. Who will profit from the future exploitation of the mineral resources in Afghanistan?
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/asia/afghanistan/article3752191.ece
http://reason.com/blog/2013/04/29/cia-dumps-bags-of-cash-on-corrupt-hamid

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2941 on: May 01, 2013, 12:42:27 AM »
Just bought it:

Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
http://www.amazon.com/Money-Greed-God-Capitalism-ebook/dp/B0027KRRKW/ref=tmm_kin_title_0#_

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In Money, Greed, and God, Jay Richards argues against the current dualistic view Christianity has cast on capitalism—all good or all evil—and reveals the surprising ways that capitalism is actually the best way to follow Jesus’s mandates to alleviate poverty and protect our earth.
I'll write a book where I'm gonna argue that sleeping around is the best way to fulfill Jesus mandates on chastity. Hope you'll write me a check.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2942 on: May 02, 2013, 08:10:43 AM »
The Parmenides and the Theaetetus by Plato and the Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church by St. Peter Moghila
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2943 on: May 02, 2013, 08:59:16 AM »
All the malladies of "capitalism" that most people criticize comes from market and government working together. Officializing this cohabitation with a marriage would just make things worse in my opinion.

Separation of state and market is the answer. Now, to give all the powers of state to the guys with the big money or all the control of the big money to the state? They are basically the same thing *and* the solution anti-capitalists seem to think is morally correct. Capitalism and/or classical liberalism = separation of market and state, which follows in the grand tradition of separation of powers, subsidiarity of governance, separation of state and government, split of large concentrated goverment into federated local smaller governments, separation of emperor and bishop, of goverment and the military, of state and the people and so on. The key is to not let any single group to centralize too much power or to have too much control, which allows for checks and balances. The progress of social governance is, again in my opinion, the progress of descentralization of powers of all kinds: military, economic, political, cultural, scientific, religious.


Just bought it:

Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
http://www.amazon.com/Money-Greed-God-Capitalism-ebook/dp/B0027KRRKW/ref=tmm_kin_title_0#_

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In Money, Greed, and God, Jay Richards argues against the current dualistic view Christianity has cast on capitalism—all good or all evil—and reveals the surprising ways that capitalism is actually the best way to follow Jesus’s mandates to alleviate poverty and protect our earth.
Capitalism has a lot going for it, but I am concerned about the weapons lobbyists and other capitalists who profit from war. Does the profit motive act as a push for the USA to get involved in these wars which never seem to end? What good came out of the war in Vietnam or the war in Iraq? Yesterday there was an article in the NY times about the CIA leaving bags of cash at the office of Karzai. Who will profit from the future exploitation of the mineral resources in Afghanistan?
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/asia/afghanistan/article3752191.ece
http://reason.com/blog/2013/04/29/cia-dumps-bags-of-cash-on-corrupt-hamid
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2944 on: May 02, 2013, 09:00:31 AM »
Too much hate in your heart. :)

Just bought it:

Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
http://www.amazon.com/Money-Greed-God-Capitalism-ebook/dp/B0027KRRKW/ref=tmm_kin_title_0#_

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In Money, Greed, and God, Jay Richards argues against the current dualistic view Christianity has cast on capitalism—all good or all evil—and reveals the surprising ways that capitalism is actually the best way to follow Jesus’s mandates to alleviate poverty and protect our earth.
I'll write a book where I'm gonna argue that sleeping around is the best way to fulfill Jesus mandates on chastity. Hope you'll write me a check.
There is no such a thing as holly bullies. Not for "holy imperialism", not for the sake of unionist ecumenism.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2945 on: May 02, 2013, 09:09:58 AM »
The Parmenides and the Theaetetus by Plato and the Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church by St. Peter Moghila

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« Reply #2946 on: May 02, 2013, 09:18:28 AM »
Too much hate in your heart. :)

Just bought it:

Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
http://www.amazon.com/Money-Greed-God-Capitalism-ebook/dp/B0027KRRKW/ref=tmm_kin_title_0#_

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In Money, Greed, and God, Jay Richards argues against the current dualistic view Christianity has cast on capitalism—all good or all evil—and reveals the surprising ways that capitalism is actually the best way to follow Jesus’s mandates to alleviate poverty and protect our earth.
I'll write a book where I'm gonna argue that sleeping around is the best way to fulfill Jesus mandates on chastity. Hope you'll write me a check.
You can say I'm an a&$@ or a d&$$!'l. I don't care. But to your armchair spiritual direction I can only add adjectives not allowed on this forum. Feel free to add them for me.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2947 on: May 02, 2013, 10:26:31 AM »
Just finished Everyday Saints by Archimandrite Tikhon.  Wonderful book.


Now I'm reading On the Prayer of Jesus by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov. 
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2948 on: May 05, 2013, 07:43:08 AM »
Just finished Everyday Saints by Archimandrite Tikhon.  Wonderful book.


Now I'm reading On the Prayer of Jesus by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov. 


Wow! That's cool because I just started reading "Everyday Saints." And I have the CD version of "On the Prayer of Jesus" which I have listened to many times.  :)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2949 on: May 05, 2013, 07:45:30 AM »
Now that Father Brown is over, I'm dipping into some children's books. I still have a couple of World Book Day specials I haven't read yet, and with the young one unwell, there is always more storytime, be it Mr Men or Funnybones.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2950 on: May 05, 2013, 08:18:10 AM »
the Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church by St. Peter Moghila

Please let us know your thoughts on it once you've finished it.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2951 on: May 05, 2013, 04:29:53 PM »
the Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church by St. Peter Moghila

Please let us know your thoughts on it once you've finished it.

It was pretty good. At times it is influenced by Latin theology (especially on original sin) but the rest is good. Not for those who don't like systematic theology, though.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2952 on: May 05, 2013, 08:15:31 PM »
'Cracked, why psychiatry is doing more harm than good', by James Davies (Kindle edition) An eye opening account of how the psychiatric profession determines 'Psychiatric conditions' and the poor science behind much of this and things might want to know about the efficacy or otherwise of drugs used to trap treat these conditions.

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« Reply #2953 on: May 05, 2013, 08:45:42 PM »
Princess - Jean Sasson.

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« Reply #2954 on: May 06, 2013, 11:00:36 AM »
the Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church by St. Peter Moghila

Please let us know your thoughts on it once you've finished it.

It was pretty good. At times it is influenced by Latin theology (especially on original sin) but the rest is good. Not for those who don't like systematic theology, though.

I don't think I've ever seen such a posive review of that book. I see you've yet to learn much about Orthodoxy until you can be chrismated baptized. Perhaps you can start by practicing angry face in front of a mirror. If that feels hard, try thinking some abominations like pews or beardless men.

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« Reply #2955 on: May 06, 2013, 11:31:20 AM »
the Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church by St. Peter Moghila

Please let us know your thoughts on it once you've finished it.

It was pretty good. At times it is influenced by Latin theology (especially on original sin) but the rest is good. Not for those who don't like systematic theology, though.

I don't think I've ever seen such a posive review of that book. I see you've yet to learn much about Orthodoxy until you can be chrismated baptized. Perhaps you can start by practicing angry face in front of a mirror. If that feels hard, try thinking some abominations like pews or beardless men.

:)

Alright then...
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« Reply #2956 on: May 06, 2013, 11:43:34 AM »
Just finished Everyday Saints by Archimandrite Tikhon.  Wonderful book.


Now I'm reading On the Prayer of Jesus by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov. 


Wow! That's cool because I just started reading "Everyday Saints." And I have the CD version of "On the Prayer of Jesus" which I have listened to many times.  :)

Christ is Risen brother!


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« Reply #2957 on: May 06, 2013, 11:31:34 PM »
the Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church by St. Peter Moghila

Please let us know your thoughts on it once you've finished it.

It was pretty good. At times it is influenced by Latin theology (especially on original sin) but the rest is good. Not for those who don't like systematic theology, though.

I don't think I've ever seen such a posive review of that book. I see you've yet to learn much about Orthodoxy until you can be chrismated baptized. Perhaps you can start by practicing angry face in front of a mirror. If that feels hard, try thinking some abominations like pews or beardless men.
Why do some Orthodox Churches have pews if they are an abomination? An abomination is something that leads one to eternal damnation in hell.

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« Reply #2958 on: May 07, 2013, 12:13:16 AM »
the Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church by St. Peter Moghila

Please let us know your thoughts on it once you've finished it.

It was pretty good. At times it is influenced by Latin theology (especially on original sin) but the rest is good. Not for those who don't like systematic theology, though.

I don't think I've ever seen such a posive review of that book. I see you've yet to learn much about Orthodoxy until you can be chrismated baptized. Perhaps you can start by practicing angry face in front of a mirror. If that feels hard, try thinking some abominations like pews or beardless men.
Why do some Orthodox Churches have pews if they are an abomination? An abomination is something that leads one to eternal damnation in hell.

Some people have such poor sense for irony...

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2959 on: May 07, 2013, 04:54:21 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2960 on: May 07, 2013, 05:41:04 AM »
An abomination is something that leads one to eternal damnation in hell.

[hyperdox] And what did you think pews do? [/hyperdox]
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« Reply #2961 on: May 07, 2013, 05:48:16 AM »
An abomination is something that leads one to eternal damnation in hell.

[hyperdox] And what did you think pews do? [/hyperdox]
Pews enable one to sit down.

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« Reply #2962 on: May 07, 2013, 05:57:40 AM »
An abomination is something that leads one to eternal damnation in hell.

[hyperdox] And what did you think pews do? [/hyperdox]
Pews enable one to sit down.

True, but they hinder movement, prostrations and are alien, rather like that other abomination the organ, surely?

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« Reply #2963 on: May 07, 2013, 05:59:50 AM »
An abomination is something that leads one to eternal damnation in hell.

[hyperdox] And what did you think pews do? [/hyperdox]
Pews enable one to sit down.

But uncomfortably so. Anathema to uncomfortable seating.
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« Reply #2964 on: May 07, 2013, 06:13:33 AM »
An abomination is something that leads one to eternal damnation in hell.

[hyperdox] And what did you think pews do? [/hyperdox]
Pews enable one to sit down.

True, but they hinder movement, prostrations and are alien, rather like that other abomination the organ, surely?
You have an argument with some of your Orthodox Churches which have both pews and organs. I asked the wife of the priest at the local Orthodox Church as to why they use the organ in Church and she said that it was only to insure that people were singing on the correct key.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2965 on: May 07, 2013, 08:03:52 AM »
Eh. When a church is 'inherited', ripping out the pews (and replacing them with chairs and stasidia) and organ can be too much of a bother and/or expense.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2966 on: May 07, 2013, 08:26:14 AM »
OT: Deciphering the libretto of Il Trovatore. My Italian sure is rusty. :-\

Verdi is good. Puccini is better, though.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2967 on: May 07, 2013, 08:48:11 AM »
OT: Deciphering the libretto of Il Trovatore. My Italian sure is rusty. :-\

Verdi is good. Puccini is better, though;.

My mother-in-law would cry anathema. ;)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2968 on: May 07, 2013, 12:44:44 PM »
OT: Deciphering the libretto of Il Trovatore. My Italian sure is rusty. :-\

Verdi is good. Puccini is better, though;.

My mother-in-law would cry anathema. ;)

Anathematising the truth is tricky business  :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2969 on: May 07, 2013, 12:45:02 PM »
Plutarch - On the Malice of Herodotus.
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