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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2325 on: January 17, 2021, 01:52:36 PM »
"The Mysteries of Christianity", Fr. Mathias Joseph Scheeben. People here may be familiar with his work: "The Glories of Divine Grace"; this work takes one through the deepest questions of Catholic doctrine: The Blessed Trinity; the Incarnation; Original Sin; the Redemption; etc. etc. Its not written in the style of a manual of dogmatic theology; it is written in essay form, drawing from both the Scolastic sources and Patristic; he enthralls the reader with his beautiful descriptions of the mysteries of our faith. I highly recommend this book; its well worth the effort.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2326 on: January 23, 2021, 01:01:14 AM »
I'm really, really trying to get through Ed Feser's "Aquinas."  So far, so good.  I'm 40 pages in and it's going slow but well.  It's like drinking water from a fire hydrant, though! 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2327 on: January 23, 2021, 09:20:57 AM »
I'm really, really trying to get through Ed Feser's "Aquinas."  So far, so good.  I'm 40 pages in and it's going slow but well.  It's like drinking water from a fire hydrant, though!

Take heart.  Slow, deep reading is better than getting through a book quickly, if you really want to grasp and understand the material well.  Keeping a notebook handy to write down your favorite quotes will help all the more.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2328 on: January 23, 2021, 11:38:55 AM »
I'm really, really trying to get through Ed Feser's "Aquinas."  So far, so good.  I'm 40 pages in and it's going slow but well.  It's like drinking water from a fire hydrant, though!

Take heart.  Slow, deep reading is better than getting through a book quickly, if you really want to grasp and understand the material well.  Keeping a notebook handy to write down your favorite quotes will help all the more.
For sure ! 
And I have a little. Notebook with me when reading for just that reason.  :)


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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2329 on: January 23, 2021, 02:14:35 PM »
I'm really, really trying to get through Ed Feser's "Aquinas."  So far, so good.  I'm 40 pages in and it's going slow but well.  It's like drinking water from a fire hydrant, though!
James03  is a big fan of Fesser's and has recommended his books on several occasions; I will eventually get around to reading him.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2330 on: January 25, 2021, 07:17:12 PM »
I'm really, really trying to get through Ed Feser's "Aquinas."  So far, so good.  I'm 40 pages in and it's going slow but well.  It's like drinking water from a fire hydrant, though!

Take heart.  Slow, deep reading is better than getting through a book quickly, if you really want to grasp and understand the material well. 

I prefer to devour a book, or fall asleep. 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2331 on: January 26, 2021, 06:41:56 AM »
I'm really, really trying to get through Ed Feser's "Aquinas."  So far, so good.  I'm 40 pages in and it's going slow but well.  It's like drinking water from a fire hydrant, though!
James03  is a big fan of Fesser's and has recommended his books on several occasions; I will eventually get around to reading him.
Feser made my brain hurt.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2332 on: January 27, 2021, 11:13:43 AM »
Just got two in from the library: O'Connor's The Violent Bear it Away and Undset's Ida Elisabeth. But I need to finish this teaching application before I can crack them open.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2333 on: January 28, 2021, 07:41:03 AM »
The Minutemen and Their World by Robert Gross
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2334 on: February 10, 2021, 11:16:44 AM »
The Sea Wolves: A history of the Vikings by Lars Brownsworth. Excellent author, and avoids the usual slights against Christianity employed by many historical authors.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2335 on: February 10, 2021, 12:29:46 PM »
Dear husband and I are reading through The Marian Option by Carrie Gress. It's supposed to be a response to Dreher's The Benedict Option, but so far, I'm unconvinced by her unclear thesis and lack of solid scholarly work.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2336 on: February 17, 2021, 06:00:37 AM »
Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2337 on: February 17, 2021, 01:51:10 PM »
Girl Around the World, by Dorothy Kilgallen.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2338 on: February 22, 2021, 01:32:23 PM »
Coming in the mail is a book on Richard the Lionhearted, and another one on Saladin. Also H.P. Lovecraft stories compilation. Very excited.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2339 on: February 22, 2021, 06:45:03 PM »
Demonic Foes, by Richard Gallagher, MD
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