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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4455 on: March 25, 2015, 05:47:04 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4456 on: March 25, 2015, 06:15:58 PM »
Dennis McKiernan, "Stolen Crown"
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4457 on: March 26, 2015, 02:29:52 PM »
Halfway through Kh. Frederica's new book "Welcome to the Orthodox Church" and almost done a bio of St. Nektary of Optina. Both great - recommend them both!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4458 on: March 30, 2015, 04:52:25 AM »
Incoherence of the Philosophers, by Al-Ghazali
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4459 on: April 01, 2015, 06:35:29 AM »
I've started rereading Jaroslav Pelikan's; "The Christian tradition series."

Also listened to Unbroken, the book about Louie Zamperini. The suffering he endured and his life in general was enthralling and his eventual conversion to Christianity (which was not talked about too much in the book) was described quite brilliantly.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4460 on: April 01, 2015, 07:02:29 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4461 on: April 01, 2015, 07:26:18 AM »
"Valhalla," Robert Mrazek; "Night Film," Marisha Pessl.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4462 on: April 02, 2015, 12:49:41 AM »
The Acquisition of the Holy Spirit / St. Seraphim of Sarov.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4463 on: April 02, 2015, 07:09:13 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4464 on: April 02, 2015, 03:48:38 PM »
from the cover of the March 2015
 [white caps. on black background]
  'THE WAR ON SCIENCE'
           CLIMATE CHANGE --- DOES NOT EXIST
           EVOLUTION ---- NEVER HAPPENED
           THE MOON LANDING --- WAS FAKE
           VACCINATION----- CAN LEAD TO AUTISM
           GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD---- IS EVIL
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4465 on: April 02, 2015, 04:30:03 PM »
The Nicomachean Ethics - Aristotle
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4466 on: April 02, 2015, 11:58:34 PM »
from the cover of the March 2015
 [white caps. on black background]
  'THE WAR ON SCIENCE'
           CLIMATE CHANGE --- DOES NOT EXIST
           EVOLUTION ---- NEVER HAPPENED
           THE MOON LANDING --- WAS FAKE
           VACCINATION----- CAN LEAD TO AUTISM
           GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD---- IS EVIL

Needs a link to National Geographic, Cover+March+2015 just links to women's fashion magazines:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/science-doubters/achenbach-text


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4467 on: April 03, 2015, 02:33:54 AM »
St. Basil's Hexaemeron, Homily 1. Also reading all the Gospel accounts of the Passion. Read Matthew just now. Will read the others sometime today (Good Friday). Lord have mercy on all us sinners!
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4468 on: April 03, 2015, 04:40:21 PM »
@ opus 118.
Sorry, I'm a computer Neanderthal; providing links to [whatever]  is beyond me.
But thanks for doing it for me...
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4469 on: April 04, 2015, 05:55:43 PM »
I just bought the entire 50th anniversary edition of the LotR trilogy for $2.25. I love public libraries.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4470 on: April 04, 2015, 05:57:57 PM »

           CLIMATE CHANGE --- DOES NOT EXIST
           EVOLUTION ---- NEVER HAPPENED
           THE MOON LANDING --- WAS FAKE
           VACCINATION----- CAN LEAD TO AUTISM
           GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD---- IS EVIL

You have the same avatar as Maria, so I immediately supposed this post to be hers and an accurate description of what she believes.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4471 on: April 04, 2015, 08:06:09 PM »
A most profound and articulate argument against the Death Penalty:

Reflections on The Guillotine by Albert Camus

http://redlemona.de/albert-camus/reflections-on-the-guillotine/reflections-on-the-guillotine


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4472 on: April 04, 2015, 08:09:20 PM »
George Martin, "A Clash of Kings"
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4473 on: April 05, 2015, 07:11:35 AM »
Two Elders on the Jesus Prayer


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Quick Overview

translated and compiled by Igor V. Ksensov. A brief life and examination of the writings of Archbishop Anthony Golynsky-Mihailovsky and Elder Joseph the Athonite together with a theological comparison of their writings and how it impacted their lives. The Jesus Prayer connects not only these two spiritual athletes, but provides a continual spiritual legacy from early Christianity.

Most Westerners first discovered the Jesus Prayer through translations of The Way of the Pilgrim more than half a century ago (1952). The works of two ascetics of the twentieth century: Elder Joseph the Hesychast of the Holy Mountain and Archbishop Anthony (Golynsky-Mihailovsky) of Russia, are used. Because Archbishop Anthony's text assumes that the reader is a complete novice, other beginners will find this volume helpful. Each of the stages or degrees of Prayer are outlined and compared to the teachings of Elder Joseph the Hesychast, making this an invaluable benefaction for one who seeks to grow in prayer.
http://www.crossroadbooks.com.au/two-elders-on-the-jesus-prayer.html

Well, what do you know.  There's a pdf available for free.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4474 on: April 06, 2015, 06:21:59 PM »
The 'Hellenization' of Judaea in the First Century After Christ, by Martin Hengel

What it's about/argues:

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This short but highly significant study ...demonstrates from a wealth of evidence, much of it made readily available here for the first time, that in the New Testament period Hellenization was so widespread in Palestine that the usual distinction between 'Hellenistic' Judaism and `Palestinian' Judaism is not a valid one and that the word `Hellenistic' and related terms are so vague as to be meaningless.

--Amazon.com

I haven't started it yet, but it's already surprising me. I knew it was short (124 pp.), but what I didn't expect was that the main text would be 57 pages and the endnotes 41 pages. Thatsa lotta notes. Not that I mind...
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4475 on: April 08, 2015, 09:50:47 PM »
Romans.

I've been anxious on reading the Bible lately after work.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4476 on: April 08, 2015, 10:04:47 PM »
The 'Hellenization' of Judaea in the First Century After Christ, by Martin Hengel

What it's about/argues:

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This short but highly significant study ...demonstrates from a wealth of evidence, much of it made readily available here for the first time, that in the New Testament period Hellenization was so widespread in Palestine that the usual distinction between 'Hellenistic' Judaism and `Palestinian' Judaism is not a valid one and that the word `Hellenistic' and related terms are so vague as to be meaningless.

--Amazon.com

I haven't started it yet, but it's already surprising me. I knew it was short (124 pp.), but what I didn't expect was that the main text would be 57 pages and the endnotes 41 pages. Thatsa lotta notes. Not that I mind...

Sounds like a devastating argument against any kind of Neo-Ebionite or Anti-Pauline position.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4477 on: April 09, 2015, 01:14:17 PM »
Dante Inferno

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4478 on: April 09, 2015, 01:55:17 PM »
Dante Inferno

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4479 on: April 09, 2015, 01:57:30 PM »
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What translation? Hope its the Mark Musa one.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4480 on: April 09, 2015, 02:15:52 PM »
No, John Ciardi. I picked it up at a used book store for fifty cents.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4481 on: April 09, 2015, 05:07:49 PM »
The Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4482 on: April 14, 2015, 03:09:21 PM »
I'm reading an abridged version of the Triads.
I'm going to read Michio Kaku's Parallel Worlds, after having a good time with Brian Greene's Fabric of the Cosmos which I enjoyed a lot. I have also bought the novel Crime and Punishment which will be my first experience reading Dostoevsky but that will wait till I complete these.
I'm waiting for the arrival of Philokalia volume 4 in paperback and Markides' Mountain of Silence.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4483 on: April 14, 2015, 05:42:49 PM »
"Far North," Michael Ridpath
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4484 on: April 23, 2015, 02:06:12 PM »

Does anyone have this children's book? It looks lovely I'm thinking to order it for my younger cousins.
 
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4485 on: April 23, 2015, 02:10:08 PM »
Oxford Book of English Verse.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4486 on: April 23, 2015, 02:42:23 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4487 on: April 23, 2015, 07:42:04 PM »
a last minute review of my tax form.
Will anyone lend me $1,000?

Sorry. Check your couch cushions.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4488 on: April 23, 2015, 08:23:52 PM »
I don't think the CRA accepts feathers in payment.
[unless of course you're a politician and feathering your nest...]
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