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Which Translation of "the Ladder" Should I Get?
« on: August 11, 2011, 09:51:57 PM »
...HOCNA's translation or "Classics of Western Spirituality"? I heard that the former translation was much better than the latter and that the latter translation in fact made the text lose a lot of its meaning.

What are your thoughts?
« Last Edit: August 11, 2011, 09:59:48 PM by Severian »
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Re: Which Translation of "the Ladder" Should I Get?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 09:56:36 PM »
HTM's
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Re: Which Translation of "the Ladder" Should I Get?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 09:59:23 PM »
HTM's
Where could I buy HTM's translation (for a good price)?
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Re: Which Translation of "the Ladder" Should I Get?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 12:00:19 AM »
HTM's
Where could I buy HTM's translation (for a good price)?

What is a good price for a book that is priceless?
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Which Translation of "the Ladder" Should I Get?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 12:48:43 AM »
Where could I buy HTM's translation (for a good price)?
What is a good price for a book that is priceless?

Excellent.

I also recommend HTM's translation.  You can buy it directly from HTM if you want; they have good service.  Many other online vendors, e.g. Eastern Christian Supply Co., and parish bookstores carry it as well.
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