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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:53 pm

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Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 4: Collection by Bernard Lonergan

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by UncleBob » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:42 pm

The Savage Mind by Levi-Strauss
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Hovannes » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:01 pm

UncleBob wrote:
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The Savage Mind by Levi-Strauss
I used to like his trousers.
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Hovannes » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:03 pm

Still on City of God by St Augustine of Hippo, who wasn't a Jesuit. :P
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Fainn » Fri May 03, 2019 8:39 am

Hovannes wrote:
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Still on City of God by St Augustine of Hippo, who wasn't a Jesuit. :P
I read that in 2011.
Why does Hugodrax want to suppress the Jesuits?

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Why does Hugodrax want to suppress the Jesuits?

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wosbald » Sat May 11, 2019 2:58 pm

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Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan Vol. 5: Understanding and Being: The Halifax Lectures on Insight, by Bernard Lonergan

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by ryland » Sat May 11, 2019 6:01 pm

Extreme Ownership

A book of short stories by HP Lovecraft

Technically a magazine, but it looks like a paperback, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. If you like fantasy and SF and short stories, it is a great publication to receive.
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A Gentlemen in Moscow by Amor Towles.

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Why does Hugodrax want to suppress the Jesuits?

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by rgcurrey » Mon May 20, 2019 9:07 am

UncleBob wrote:
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After seeing this post I thought that looked good so I got the first two, The Daybreakers and Sackett, from the library.

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by UncleBob » Mon May 20, 2019 9:13 am

rgcurrey wrote:
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UncleBob wrote:
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After seeing this post I thought that looked good so I got the first two, The Daybreakers and Sackett, from the library.

Thanks UB
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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Adam Z » Mon May 20, 2019 9:59 am

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Not the kind of book I would have picked out for myself. Maybe 10 years ago, but not now. Reading this only on my father's emphatic recommendation - it's his paperback that was pressed onto me. Picture in your mind the media's stereotypical portrayal of who they think that the average Trump voter is, and I think that is the target audience for this book. It's a false flag waving, conspiracy theorist, SHTF prepper's me-and-my-gun-and-my-bug-out-bag-against-the-world wet dream.

This one goes on the guilty pleasures and cheap thrills shelf. Oddly enough, so far I'm enjoying it more than I thought I would, and I didn't really think I was going to enjoy this. It's kinda like, as much as you might enjoy a nice gourmet meal in a fancy restaurant, sometimes there is pleasure to be had in ordering a baconator at the Wendy's drive-thru.
I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books.... I believe that many who find that "nothing happens" when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a rough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.
- C.S. Lewis

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Re: What book are you reading?

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Re: What book are you reading?

Post by gaining_age » Mon May 20, 2019 3:05 pm

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And reading aloud to my spouse "The Bourne Supremacy"-- it's a about 1 page, 1.5 pages as we lie down to sleep so we may be at it a while.
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