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    The Tolkien Thread

    "Farmer Giles of Ham" and "Smith of Wootton Major" are often put in the same volume and I highly recommend them both.  They are not in Middle Earth but they are fine shorter works and the Pauline Baynes drawings that are in my copy are just right.  "Tree and Leaf", as Arachne mentioned is also a...
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    The Tolkien Thread

    No, I don't think that's necessary.  I happened to come across "Unfinished Tales V. 1" first iirc.  but then didn't get to V. 2 for a while and read some of the others.
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    The Tolkien Thread

    You rang? 
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    Creepy House and other challenges

    1)  How many are you up to now? 2) How much bigger are they than when you set your record? :)
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    Do you know anything about Japanese Christianity? ...

    Something else is that Buddhism once it was established co-existed with Shinto, Confucian philosophy and Taoist practices among other things in a very mixed way.  it can be found in records, diaries and literature of the Heian period that Shinto Shrines such as the Kamo ones near Kyoto and the...
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    Creepy House and other challenges

    This is great that your library continues to have such a program each summer.  Your son is as excited about it as in earlier years?
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    "Why We Need an All-English Liturgy"

    To quote the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz "Of course, some people do go both ways."  ;D  I've been a science fiction fan for about 50 years.  (and there's more than one copy of that book around the house, I'm sure)  But in a history geek mode there certainly were prayers, homilies and psalms...
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    Do you know anything about Japanese Christianity? ...

    I had to look up the five monks from Gandhara and found that it is from a Chinese account. (While doing so I found a work by Charles G. Leland from 1875 that maintained that Fusang was really America not Japan. https://archive.org/details/fusangdiscovery00lelarich Another item of an interesting...
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    Do you know anything about Japanese Christianity? ...

    My apologies for being away for so long.  Along with other things I've been doing some reading and took an excellent class on Japanese history since 1800.  (lots of reading and work, but great). To consider the first part of your post, which era of history are you thinking of please? That would...
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    "Why We Need an All-English Liturgy"

    Sorry, Volnutt, Life, the Universe and Everything (Work and an great class but one that had a lot of reading and work, family, etc. etc.) You called for a history geek?  ;D
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    "Why We Need an All-English Liturgy"

    Ack!  Chaucer wrote in Middle English, not Old/Anglo-Saxon.  "Oure fadir that art in heuenes, halewid be thi name; thi kyndoom come to; be thi wille don in erthe as in heuene: gyue to us this dai oure breed ouer othir substaunce; and forgyue to us oure dettis, as we forgyuen to oure gettouris...
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    2014 is heresy

    You are referring to the Romano-Christians such as the family of St. Patrick and before that going back all the way to the Proto-Martyr, St. Alban (3rd to 4th century)-?  Those are historic facts and supported by archeological and written evidence.  However, it was not called "England" then but...
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    2014 is heresy

    What do you mean by "pre-English" please?  May I ask what you know of the history of the British Isles? Some of the peoples inhabiting what is now known as England were "Angles" and it is from that people that the name of the country comes - Engla land  The land of the Engles/Angles  Here is a...
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    Why Llamas?

    Whoa. This is heavy.
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    Do you know anything about Japanese Christianity? ...

    Thank you.  Interesting. I had not heard of this before.
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    Do you know anything about Japanese Christianity? ...

    Well, I haven't finished the book yet (what with having other things to do and all that.  :) )  and much of my last post in is my own words, so one might find some flaw in that transmission.  It is just one of the works by Dr. Shillony who describes himself "As a Jew, an Israeli and a longtime...
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    Do you know anything about Japanese Christianity? ...

    I'm reading the whole book and it is quite interesting. Dr. Shillony is doing a "compare and contrast" as it were, showing both similarities and differences between the two cultures.  Both groups were isolated, the one by their religion and the other by their location on the islands.  Both have...
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    Do you know anything about Japanese Christianity? ...

    While there are some pagodas or tō in Japan, they are not the definition, as it were, of religious architecture.    Originally from Buddhism there are some found at Shinto shrines that have buildings for both religions such as at  Itsukushima Shrine. ...
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    Rev. Justin Welby: Christianity is as Violent as Islam

    Thank you, Sakura95, for posting the context and being fair.  :)
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    Do you know anything about Japanese Christianity? ...

    Could you please explain a bit about what you mean by "to transcend" with "even greater dexterity"? While the overall Christian population in Japan is quite small there are a number of Christian Churches that have a presence, such as: According to ...
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