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Offline KATHXOYMENOC

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Frederica on Markides GIFTS OF THE DESERT = "No Jesus"
« on: June 11, 2006, 09:06:40 AM »
An excerpt:

That’s why fans of “Mountain of Silence” have been looking forward to “Gifts of the Desert.” But a friend who read an early copy told me, “Somehow, it’s pretty dry.” It took me half the book to figure out what’s causing this dryness: it’s that Jesus is missing.

http://www.frederica.com/writings/gifts-of-the-desert-book-review.html
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Re: Frederica on Markides GIFTS OF THE DESERT = "No Jesus"
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2006, 08:33:51 PM »
I finished 'The Mountain of Silence' yesterday.  While I greatly enjoyed the book, I was left with the impression that Markides was nothing more than an admirer of Orthodoxy and still living mostly in the realm of the skeptic.  Perhaps in light of such reviews on his new book, I may just decide to skip it.

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Re: Frederica on Markides GIFTS OF THE DESERT = "No Jesus"
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2006, 11:35:03 PM »
I agree, I read Mountain of Silence, and while I really loved everything Father Maximos said, I just wished I could delete all of Markides' "commentary". It was really academic and new-agey. 
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