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Homosexuality in the Orthodox Church, an anthology compiled by Justin Cannon. $8 on Kindle.

This is a must read for all Orthodox Christians, imo.
 

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stavros_388 said:
Homosexuality in the Orthodox Church, an anthology compiled by Justin Cannon. $8 on Kindle.

This is a must read for all Orthodox Christians, imo.
I thought so about Bible, but ok. ;)
 

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Metaphysics - Aristotle

Commentary on Metaphysics - St. Thomas Aquinas

Talk about dry reading... but necessary for school.
 

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Hey Papist, are you aware of a book of an Orthodox author going through Aquinas' work? I was just curious if there was such a thing.
 

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Achronos said:
Hey Papist, are you aware of a book of an Orthodox author going through Aquinas' work? I was just curious if there was such a thing.
You need to get some focus.
 

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Papist said:
Metaphysics - Aristotle

Commentary on Metaphysics - St. Thomas Aquinas

Talk about dry reading... but necessary for school.
My condolences for Aristotle - fortunately he's rather simple when it comes to translations, though.
 

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Achronos said:
Hey Papist, are you aware of a book of an Orthodox author going through Aquinas' work? I was just curious if there was such a thing.
You might be interested in this thread: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=37982.0

Ignore the knee-jerk anti-"Western" ravings from the usual suspects.
 

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If you need to focus on something for longer than 72 hours it's a waste of time  :angel:
 

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Achronos said:
Hey Papist, are you aware of a book of an Orthodox author going through Aquinas' work? I was just curious if there was such a thing.
From what I understand, during the 20th century there were quite a few Eastern Orthodox theologians who were quite critical of Aquinas. But I don't know of any specific works.
 

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Papist said:
Achronos said:
Hey Papist, are you aware of a book of an Orthodox author going through Aquinas' work? I was just curious if there was such a thing.
From what I understand, during the 20th century there were quite a few Eastern Orthodox theologians who were quite critical of Aquinas. But I don't know of any specific works.
There is definitely a knee-jerk condemnation of anything "scholastic", the same tendency that bemoans a "Western captivity" and throws a tantrum when an icon has a vanishing point; basically, we're so mystical and spooky and therefore have no need for organizing our theology in a systematic way. This is a polemically fabricated "Eastern Orthodoxy" that is not representative of the full tradition of the Church.

In the time of Aquinas and the centuries that followed such an attitude was not to be found.
 

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I have just finished "Too Much Magic" by James Howard Kunstler and I'm currently reading Fr. John Meyendorff's book, "The Byzantine Legacy in the Orthodox Church".

I'm debating what to start after Fr. John's book. I recently bought Church History by Eusebius and On the Divine Images by St. John of Damascus. Or I could move to another non-Orthodox work.


The current books on my shelf that I have yet to read:

Tom Clancy's Red Rabbit
Star Wars The Old Republic: Deceived by Paul S. Kemp
Star Wars Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The City in the Greek & Roman World by E.J. Owens
Beyond Oil by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
Medieval Russia 980-1584 by Janet Martin
Celtic Christianity by Timothy Joyce
A Short History of Byzantium by John Julius Norwich
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the clash of Islam and the West by Roger Crowley
Russia and the Russians by Geoffrey Hosking
History of Urban Form before the Industrial Revolution by A.E.J. Morris
Three Treatises on the Divine Images by St. John of Damascus
Church History by Eusebius
 

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Fwiw, of the books I've read in that list, Church History by Eusebius was the one I found most interesting.
 

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I will also say that I've read far more now that I've graduated than I did in college. Here is a list of the books I've read since May (graduation):

The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler
Too Much Magic by James Howard Kunstler
Russia and the Golden Horde by Charles Halperin
A Better Place to Live by Philip Langdon
The Geography of Nowhere by James Howard Kunstler
Lost to the West by Lars Brownworth
The Fall of Constantinople: 1453 by Steven Runciman

Oh and I should also add For the Life of the World by Fr. Alexander Schmemann to my "To Read" list.

I'm also reading (periodically because I have to read it closely) The Spiritual Life by St Theophan the Recluse.
 

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Achronos said:
Asteriktos said:
Fwiw, of the books I've read in that list, Church History by Eusebius was the one I found most interesting.
WHy?
Probably some of it has to do with it being more story telling in parts, not dry history/dialogue/etc. It was also interesting having a peek at what some of the earlier Christians whose writings are no longer extant believed and wrote about.
 

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I've never been non-religious but for me an idea of being non-religious arouses some kind of feeling of anguish, emptiness and purposelessness. What should I read if I wanted to read something related to that kind of theme? Sarte? Camus? Hemingway?
 

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Alpo said:
I've never been non-religious but for me an idea of being non-religious arouses some kind of feeling of anguish, emptiness and purposelessness. What should I read if I wanted to read something related to that kind of theme? Sarte? Camus? Hemingway?
HP Lovecraft
 

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Iconodule said:
Alpo said:
I've never been non-religious but for me an idea of being non-religious arouses some kind of feeling of anguish, emptiness and purposelessness. What should I read if I wanted to read something related to that kind of theme? Sarte? Camus? Hemingway?
HP Lovecraft
LOL. I like Lovecraft but I'm looking for something little different. Maybe something little more this wordly and little less mythic.
 

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Alpo said:
I've never been non-religious but for me an idea of being non-religious arouses some kind of feeling of anguish, emptiness and purposelessness. What should I read if I wanted to read something related to that kind of theme? Sarte? Camus? Hemingway?
Older sci-fi: Arthur Clarke, Robert Heinlein, a good short story collection...  :)
 
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