What books are you reading at the moment?
What are you up to?
I just started Confessions by st. Augustine.
reading the benedict option right now. its boomer pro-israel garbage overall, but it has some wisdom in it and its definitely worth a read.
i think next i'm gonna read By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment by edward feser. i don't know anything about it, but it popped up in my amazon recommendeds and it looks interesting, anyone read it?
Just started "Becoming" by Michelle Obama and am almost done with "Broken Things" by Lauren Oliver.
>"Becoming" by Michelle Obama
is it about her transition to becoming a woman?
Tried reading it but its bad. I should have known it would be by how much mainstream press it got. I'll have to get the other one thow. Thanks.
I'm reading through the Divine Comedy, almost done with the Inferno. I tried reading it before, but the translation I read back then was written in a way that put me to sleep every time I tried to read it. I'm reading John Ciardi's translation now and it's much better.
I pirated that book and read a little of it. It makes some solid arguments for capital punishment. Ed Feser's stuff is always good.
Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike.
are you an actual homosexual?
No, I just don't LARP that I'm reading some "holy lofty marble encrusted super duper" books. OP asked and I gave an honest answer instead of trying to pretend I'm sitting in a monk's hovel reading ancient tomes.
I'm waiting for my book to arrive.
"Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma" by Ludwig Ott.
the mom-fiction i can understand if thats what you're into, but really, michelle obama? why on earth would you read that?
I like politics. Funny thing is, though, if I said I'd read Trump's book, I'd be met with praise and ass licking. Such is the state of /christian/.
Currently reading through Numbers.
After reading the entire NT first its mindblowing all of the parallels between what was said in the OT and what occurred in the NT
>puts conservative judges into the supreme court, one of which is catholic
>is literally a muslim
yeah, weird how a christian board would prefer one to the other.
>I like politics
>Funny thing is, though, if I said I'd read Trump's book, I'd be met with praise and ass licking. Such is the state of /christian/.
No, not from me at least. Especially if you mean "Art of the Deal", there really is nothing good about learning such a vulgar trade.
Trump makes me laugh sometimes, but I didn't even vote for him.. and not sure the Supreme Court will really change anything. America is broken by design.
I'm just re-reading the scriptures (started around church calendar beginning). I must have read them many times, but never front to back, funnily.
Anything by Ed Feser is good
With Epiphany coming up, I'm re-reading Psalms and Ephesians. Otherwise, just whatever junk book I have laying around.
Phillipians and Collosians I read almost weekly. They're my favorite epistles. I just finished CS Lewis' The Great Divorce.
>The Great Divorce.
whats it about?
The Great Divorce is a fictional account of what souls in hell experience in the afterlife.
Specifically, souls from hell are brought to the edge of heaven once a year and are shown its beauty and asked to enter. These souls, still obsessed with themselves, refuse repent and choose to stay in hell.
It's a fairly decent illustration of the brokenness and wickedness of fallen man's soul. The dialogues consist of a person who is in heaven trying to convince an old friend or aquitance, who is in hell, to come to heaven.
I'll leave it at that. It was a good read.
the second book of History of the Christian church by philip schaff, 1 Corinthians and nipping on the Gulag Archipelago.
I honestly don't know *what* to start reading. Can someone give me like a book to start with? Books on the Christian theology, etc.
The Canon Revised is a good start. It addresses the objections by secularists regarding the origins of the New testament.
Right now. I'm reading his whole chronicle right now. Along with more serious material the priest gave me, Catechism book, a book to help with reading the new testament from Blessed Theophylact.But mainly Mr. Lewis most popular book after i got through his, Mere Christianity book. Pic related from the Magicians Nephew. Really was probably one of the most memorable reads in my recent memory. And just the sheer fact of having a Creation ex nilo event happen. Which i don't see that often in pop culture. Cause everything is just saturated in this Darwinian outlook on life. Or *Insert Kermit the frog, Jordan Peterson voice*,*Order out of Chaos It's order out of Chaos*, Yea it's not. And that's not the biblical worldview. So it was actually nice to see that in some pretty good literature. Overall really good book. But his apologetic's what i'd still recommend out of all his works. C.S Lewis's journey out of Atheism really helped me in the Intellectual department.
I picked this one up a week ago
Triggered Americans in 3, 2, 1…
Any recommendations for a beginner christianity book? An illustrated bible would be great (not drawings but additional notes/texts beside the biblical scripture I mean, sorry if not the right word).
I'd like advice on how to get more into the christian faith, the churches near me or not ones I'm interested in because reasons. Books would be a good way for me to explore on my own.
replying to myself here: Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis looks good
Reading both of these right now, though I put the former down for a minute because it's just so profound. I need to read fiction with my nonfiction or I start getting burned out. I used to be a much better reader than I am; I blame the internet for stunting my attention span.
Believe it or not, actually has a section from William Jennings Bryan himself. It'll be coming in tomorrow along with some others, a great way to kick off the new year.
I am just interested the in western esoteric traditions apart from Christianity.
>not Guenon, Evola, Schuon or Eliade
Not that guy, but Secret Teachings of All Ages is simply an overview of all religions that have ever existed. Or at least, that Hall knew of.
It's not just western, but I guess you could skip the other chapters.
I am currently reading Black Edelweiss - war memoirs. Apart from that I try to read Scripture. When I am done with the war stories I will probably move to church fathers.
> "Becoming" by Michelle Obama
hard to believe anyone reads those books - as well as "Trumpwave" literature.
But well everyone's got a different taste I guess
More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
Mere christianity is good
have a bread pill
im trying to read the bible and the going is really slow
i heard youre not supposed to read it like a novel (front to back) is there a preferred order im supposed to read it in?
Fun read maybe. Personally I would not read it because it would probably be a waste of time. For fun I mostly meet friends, go out. When reading I prefer serious stuff.
That's just me though.
How about getting a calendar/subscribe to daily readings of a particular church and then stick to it. You read what you read. If you feel like it take one book apart from this and read it regardless, perhaps a page a day or so.
That's my system
Just finished Bella Dodd’s “school of darkness”, interesting read…about to start Tolstoy’s “what is art?”.
Finishing Selected Writings - Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera.
A good read.
The Communist Manifesto
It's really confusing though. Marx sucks. He's a bad man.
Yeah I remember when I read it.
Tear down family, tear down nations, tear down religion.
Pure poison. One needs to read that to understand bolshevism
I disagree with that book on many things, but like you said: some nuggets of gold here and there. For example: I agree we need to first build a “stronghold” in our communities where we can go to find God and fellow Christians, and retreat from the horrors of modernity to collect our forces and energies. I agree we need to discover again the value of prayer and unity. He even somehow managed to make a case for basic distributism (yes, make fun of it but I still admire that idea)!
I suggest as a read: The Death of Common Sense and the Builditof Character…good books, even with their own flaws.
Getting through pic related but honestly I keep getting sidetracked
Religious Vocation: An Unnecessary Mystery by Fr. Richard Butler
Sort of off topic, but it has to do with books so…
What is meant by Ecclesiastes 12: 11-12? I'm pretty sure it's not as simple as "don't read/write books outside the Bible" or even "don't read/write about things other than God and Christianity" though it might be a caution about other kinds of wisdom books or false teaching? Not sure.
Can I get some recommendations for Christian books on audible?
I like to listen to books while I work
there is always text to audio converters but some sound too synthetic. But some might be fine.
Just finished Tom Soyer, now on to Cuckleberry Finn.
Libido Dominandi by E. Michael Jones
What do you guys think about Meditations on the Tarot?
I’ve got Robert Hugh Benson’s ‘Come rack! Come Rope!’ after hearing about his Lord of the World book.
It's wonderfully articulate heretical trash that brought me back to the faith, but heretical trash nonetheless. The wheat can easily be found in the notable mystics of the Church, particularly the spanish, and the chaff is the kind that plays off of the same air of secret wisdom that leads people to seek gnosticism out of pride. It would be a competent bridge from the occult to the Church if readers could expected to separate said wheat from said chalf, as I, by God's grace, was able too, but sadly I see no reason to believe so.
Melanchthon's Treatise is top tier
Liberalism in this context doesn't mean "leftist" like it does in an American context. It means something more along the lines of putting man as the measure of things, centering society around rational thought, and enlightenment values, with a focus on liberty, democracy, equality and so on...
I am currently reading Apologia Pro Vita Sua.
I just finished The Brothers Karamazov. I think it may be my favorite piece of fiction I've read yet, even above Dostoevsky's other works. I like that Dostoevsky grants ideological opponents like Ivan the most credit and fairness possible, while still showing the truth and imparting a Christian message through Alyosha and Zossima.
I only wonder how so many profligate writers such as Nietzsche and Sartre could have read and loved his works and yet continued to promote their atheist and arrogant philosophies. It seems odd that so many have read it and yet tragically so few have understood and taken to heart the beauty of Dostoevsky's message at the end, which is the foundation of Christianity; to love others absolutely as you would yourself.
Regardless, I really liked it.
>I only wonder how so many profligate writers such as Nietzsche and Sartre could have read and loved his works and yet continued to promote their atheist and arrogant philosophies
It's amazing how many people love that book yet completely miss it's message. Even Hilary Clinton claimed that it's her favorite novel. I guess the themes just go over their heads.
>Even Hilary Clinton claimed that it's her favorite novel. I guess the themes just go over their heads.
Exactly, the sheer arrogance of someone like that who can read of Alyosha's final speech and continue in their infirmity astounds me, not with contempt, but just sheer confusion. I think their simplicity of intellect can be an explanation (not excuse) for some, but for others I can only think of pride as an explanation for that level of mental gymnastics and willful-ignorance; they either think they know better, or simply chose wickedness regardless out of convenience or weakness. Probably the greatest tragedy about the book is people's not adopting or at least understanding it's message.
Thanks for the info. I guess I'll skip it, then.
Any books about a Catholic defense against the charges of paganism?
Should I read Crime and Punishment before reading this?
The Pagan Temptation by Thomas Molnar might interest you
Western liberalism is just a logical conclusion of
Either in its most extreme form or its more subtle form…it's still the same thing.
It's really not. . . Totally different perspectives on
> The role of the state
> The role of the individual
> Freedom of speech (of thought really)
> Different definitions of freedom on general
It's a confusion of terms. The one anon is talking about is a product of the enlightenment, Voltaire et al whereas progressive liberalism in the other sense of the word is a product of Marxism. The former was and is all about the liberation of the individual in the pursuit of realising his full potential in the world free of the tyranny of state and church. The latter was and is about the liberation of classes of peoples from the oppressions of other classes. Eg. the bourgeoisie/proletariat economic oppression which developed into what we have today in identity politics. The difference between the two is most clearly seen today in the free speech debate.( See for example: https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/01/04/we-must-be-free-to-criticise-islam/ which a classical liberal could easily say but a progressive (american) liberal couldnt as minority rights need protection.) What the two have in common is they both place man at the centre with no place for God so if that's what you mean we are in agreement. But they go about their business with different modes of discourse which need be recognised of they are to be spoken against in the public sphere.
Inb4 getting called a /pol/ock, but I tried reading Mein Kampf just to see what it said, but i gave up on it. Most recently finished the Rule of St. Benedict, will try to see if I can find the Rule of St. Basil and start the Sayings of the Desert Fathers.
>i tried reading Mein Kampf
For My Legionaries > Mein Kampf 10000% and a more enjoyable read.
Codreanu, fed up with [((communists))] ruining his country, creates the Legion of St. Micheal the Archangel and does good deeds for his people while undermining the [((synagogue of satan))]
I started reading David Copperfield
>Should I read Crime and Punishment before reading this?
I think Brothers Karamazov is the better of the two, honestly. But ultimately it depends entirely on what you are interested in. Crime and Punishment is a bit shorter and better for people interested in penance and are newer to Christianity, while Brothers' message is best for those struggling with faith and learning to love other people. I definitely recommend reading both, though.
Currently read Behold A Pale Horse. Should have picked up a copy years ago.
Actually the majority (perhaps slim) would are conservative and would probably agree that liberalism is a sin, if they were believers that is.
You would be surprised at the number of Christian conservatives in America.
I read Twilight over England by William Joyce. Quite an interesting read
I'm planning on reading "Absolute Surrender" by Andrew Murray in the near-future
Good choice anon.
Looking forward to Libido Dominandi.Would like to read barren metal first…but I do not have the book
Thinking about it reading really is the thing that separates you from being a dull mass. You won't find enough food for thought in tv/series, etc. In order to get to the truth you have to read.
I've been reading Edward Feser's Intro to Aquinas and The Last Superstition.
Shafarevich's book The Socialist Phenomenon.
>"I hope that no one present will suspect me of expressing my partial criticism of the Western system in order to suggest socialism as an alternative. No; with the experience of a country where socialism has been realized, I shall not speak for such an alternative. The mathematician Igor Shafarevich, a member of the Soviet Academy of Science, has written a brilliantly argued book entitled Socialism; this is a penetrating historical analysis demonstrating that socialism of any type and shade leads to a total destruction of the human spirit and to a leveling of mankind into death. Shafarevich's book was published in France almost two years ago and so far no one has been found to refute it. It will shortly be published in English in the U.S." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn Harvard address.
Shafarevich's book The Socialist Phenomenon, which was published in the US by Harper & Row in 1980, analyzed numerous examples of socialism, from ancient times, through various medieval heresies, to a variety of modern thinkers and socialist states. From these examples he claimed that all the basic principles of socialist ideology derive from the urge to suppress individuality. The Socialist Phenomenon consists of three major parts:
Chiliastic Socialism: Identifies socialist ideas amongst the ancient Greeks, especially Plato, and in numerous medieval heretic groups such as the Cathars, Brethren of the Free Spirit, Taborites, Anabaptists, and various religious groups in the English Civil War, and modern writers such as Thomas More, Campanella, and numerous Enlightenment writers in 18th-century France.
State Socialism: Describes the socialism of the Incas, the Jesuit state in Paraguay, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China.
Analysis: Identifies three persistent abolition themes in socialism – the abolition of private property, the abolition of the family, and the abolition of religion (mainly, but not exclusively Christianity)
Shafarevich argued that ancient socialism (such as Mesopotamia and Egypt) was not ideological, as an ideology socialism was a reaction to the emergence of individualism in the Axial Age. He compared Thomas More's (Utopia) and Campanella's (City of the Sun) visions with what is known about the Inca Empire, and concluded that there are striking similarities. He claimed that we become persons through our relationship with God, and argued that socialism is essentially nihilistic, unconsciously motivated by a death instinct. He concluded that we have the choice of either pursuing death or life.
Self-bumping my own question. I know it might sound ridiculous, but I genuinely want to be sure.
So basically just a warning against modernism, secularism, and atheism/nihilism?
Anyone read this?
Dreher - Benedict's option
Is it worth reading?
"A Textual History of the King James Bible" (written by Norton..who also did the Paragraph KJV). It's kind of interesting how many odd variations there are of the KJV.. even after the advent of the printing press (or zealous printers/Protestants mangling things).
I'm surprised he's a converted Orthodox, with a title like that. Seems interesting enough though, but I don't think I'm going to get anything out of it personally. I practically live that way already. But he appears to be coming from an activist conservative/political point of view.. and discussing "cultural wars" and whatnot. People who heavily invested in the way the world runs. Maybe it's more appealing to them.
Politics? She was the wife of a President. You can read whatever you want and I am myself not someone who reads lofty pretentious titles, but seems strange you would spend time on that out of all things.
all right. I will give it a try. Seems like quick read anyway.
Just finished. Really interesting book if you want an alternative view of history.
I'm reading Rule and Exercises of Holy Living by Jeremy Taylor.
I finished Rule and Exercise of Holy Dying a while ago.
It's really well written.
Everlasting Man by G.K. Chesteron. I've read other books by him during this month too, Heretics, Orthodoxy and What's Wrong with the World. Amazing writer, definitely.
Planning on rereading the Confessions by st. Augustine or maybe start The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis.
Potestas Clavium by Lev Shestov.
On page 520 of Libido Dominandi. Pretty great book would definitely recommend to all.
I'm coming at it right now. No time to wait.
I have started reading "Men among the ruins". It seems like a great book but it takes longer time to digest it so I prefer one chapter at a time approach and even another more leisure book at the side has made it for me.
This has worked very well with Revolt Against the Modern World
I've yet to start Everlasting Man. What do you think of it so far?
Reading Libido Dominandi.
So far it's pretty good. Recommended
Also reading Lewis' Screwtape Letters.
Currently, I have quite a few books I'm reading:
>Catechism of the Catholic Church
>Discernment by Henri Nouwen
>Hadith of Bukhari Volumes 1-4
>The Modern Witch Book of Tarot by Skye Alexander (I'm a curious fellow and never got the point of those cards.)
>The Sacred Enneagran: Finding your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Christopher L. Heuertz
>Anatomy of an Affair by Dave Carder
>Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life by Anthony M. Coniarris
I know, some of the book choices are questionable, but I can't throw out the baby with the bathwater in case there is something useful.
Reading through the Nibelungenlied. I got a lot of books to go through.
Piano for Dummies. I memorised a string of notes from the main theme of Crash Bandicoot 1 so that was nice but ultimately, I don't musically understand anything so I hope to remedy that.
Who knows? Maybe some day I'll play the etudes of Liszt!
nice I have him in my e-library too.
However I am stuck in the middle of "Men among the ruins" and "libido dominandi"
Does anyone have any good book recs on the problem of evil? Also looking to build my library in anticipation of kids, any good catechesis recommendations?
Reading this right now and it's pretty epic.
>Hadith of Bukhari Volumes 1-4
Joseph Ratzinger - Spirit of the Liturgy
It is. I definitely want to read Nest leader's manual and the Prison Notes. But I am unable to find the prison notes
>The Modern Witch Book of Tarot by Skye Alexander (I'm a curious fellow and never got the point of those cards.)
For playing games. Read Dummett and Mcleod. As someone who plays French tarot and czech taroky often enough, and also latin suited card games, the tarot cards pretty soon lose any mystique they may seem to have.
What is your take on Rene Guenon?
Is he worth reading?
>Is he worth reading?
Maybe, Seraphim Rose did and his interest in Eastern spirituality ultimately lead him to Orthodoxy. As a Christian I'd recommend Wolfgang Smith instead.
Reading right now.
Libido Dominandi is solid but I kind of dislike the tone of the second half. I also seriously despise when people use "judeo-christian values" .Term that emerged in the last century. I find this term very VERY subversive. I like EMJ a lot but this book kind of shifts my opinion on the guy I cannot say I agree with him on many things.
As for me, I'm on part 2 of City of God. Helps to have the bible open, so I can constantly review his references, and gain a deeper understanding on his arguments
If you do find the Prison Notes, hit me up with that pdf or I'll have to learn Romanian
I've got a copy of Institutes of the Christian Religion on the way, so that'll occupy me for some time.
I'd also like to get my hands on Calvin's commentaries, Spurgeon's Sermons, some of John Owen's works, and Turretin's Institutes of Elentic Theology.
The protocols were really good thing to read. It was on to read list for a long time.
City of God. I recently downloaded the book. Intend to read it soon. I expect it is useless to ask whether it is good.
All right. But after searching for half a year I have little hopes of finding it, unfortunately.
As far as the guard/codreanu is concerned I got:
>For my legionaries
>Nests leader's manual
>the history of th elegionary movement - Sima
>some other book about history of legionary youth
Do you have Barren Metal - EMJ? that is also one book I have been looking for for some time
I also got "tragedy of Iron Guard" by Julius Evola
Just have read Tragedy of Iron Guard - Evola.
If you do not know anything about the Guard/you did not read For my Legionaries, this short article is a fine introduction. It features many quotes and outlines the overall spiritual ideas of Codreanu
What’s this like? Can I get a tl;dr? How are you liking it?
I finished reading A Canticle for Leibowitz 8 days ago, I liked it.
Anyone read Ernst Junger? How was it?
I intend to read Euswemil but I also want to read spiritual exercises of st. Ignatius of Loyola. Too much books around
reading God's battalions: the case for crusades atm
Reading Hammer of the patriot.
Hey. I have found pdf in Romanian. Perhaps we could use translator to turn it into english. Better than nothing. But google translate does not swallow more than 5000 characters and other translators are even worse.
I'm reading the deuterocanonical books in The New American Bible translation.
Starting with Tobit.
Just finished College Apologetics by Fr. Anthony Alexander. Great book on the basics of proving the Catholic religion. Very accessible too.
Right now I’m bouncing back and forth between J.F.D Kelly’s Early Christian Doctrines and How Christ Said the First Mass by Fr. James Meagher.
The Rule of the Master as part of my Monastic studies. Also rereading the bible as usual. Currently on 1 Samuel.
I have just finished Libido dominandi.
Now I am moving on to "In Praise of the new knighthood" by st. Bernard.
Also finished Metaphysics of war. Worth reading
If you need sources where to search for books:
Rereading Paradise Lost for the first time since high school. Made a profound impact on me, more so than the bullshit we had to read in required English classes like Catcher in the Rye (most boring, pretentious heap of crap i ever had to read). Even when I was not Christian I always admired its poetic beauty and ability to describe the ethereal, and now that I have seen the light of Christ I think it was Milton who first laid the seeds in my mind.
City of God is basically a compendium of western philosophy, so except to learn a lot more than just Christian theology. If you don't know anything about the Greeks and Romans and their histories, this book will most certainly introduce you
Good. just what I need.
I finished In Praise of the new knighthood.
Now I will read "Handbook of the rightwing youth"
Then I will move to City of God finally.
The E Allison Peers translation of The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila
The metaphor of your soul as a castle composed of a single diamond is an awesome image I use in my meditations. It synced perfectly with a piece of mystical wisdom I derived from the Bible;
>37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be: but bare grain, as of wheat, or of some of the rest.
Grains such as wheat contain lignin. Keep that in mind;
>11 I indeed baptize you in water unto penance, but he that shall come after me, is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Ghost and fire.
A laser (The Fire) applied to wood (Rich in lignin; the grain/wheat) produces graphene (Metaphorically the diamond;)
>Laser-Induced Graphene Formation on Wood.
>Here, a facile approach is reported to transform wood into hierarchical porous graphene using CO2 laser scribing. Studies reveal that the crosslinked lignocellulose structure inherent in wood with higher lignin content is more favorable for the generation of high-quality graphene than wood with lower lignin content
The Bible prophesied something intimately improrant to me, and St. Teresa gave me the conceptual tool to realize it.
Just started "city of God" I like it. Good Lent reading.
I finished the handbook for rightwing youth.
I will stay on St. Augustine for the rest of the lent. Seems like a good choice to digest his works better.
The paperback and ebook on Amazon is pretty cheap.
I just started reading Paradise Lost as well, I'm only a couple chapters into it at the moment but I really like it so far.
Roger Scruton; The Soul of the World
It's a good book, at least so far. I'm primarily trying to find new ways to evangelize by stealth and subterfuge because I'm too bashful, polite and English to make known my convictions without appending a philosophical proof.
I'm digging through the classics. Going to try to troop it out through Aquinas' Summa Theologica. I really want to read the "Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture" collection, but the price is ridiculous.
im just starting the old testament listenin to some lo fi
Hey I intend to read his "Beauty"
How's the book you're reading now? can I get a quick rundown?
Does anyone know where I can find an English translation of Martin Chemnitz's Examination of the Council of Trent? I really want to read but I can't find a pdf or epub of it anywhere online and physical copies of the book are like $200.
I'm about halfway through The Secret of the Rosary. Aside from that I've started The Man Who Was Thursday and am trying to read through all four Gospels for Lent.
Enchiridion militis Christiani - Handbook of a Christian Knight by Erasmus.
I could only find it in old english so its hard for me to follow at times but still im enjoying the lessons.
I'm currently about to start Leviticus and Acts and I'm also reading the Ladder of Divine Ascent and biography on Father Seraphim Rose. I hope to certainly finish The Ladder before Lent ends.
I've been thinking about picking that one up, have you learned things that are useful for our accursed day and age or is it more of an interesting historical work?
Where did you download it? I would like to read it.
Well, knowledge for virtuous living is timeless so it doesnt exhaust itself as simply historical.
REad this article and see if it interests you, it got bits of the book:
You have it here in various different formats. I got the simple .txt.
Pascal et saint Augustin - Philippe Sellier
It's about how Blaise Pascal was influenced by Saint Augustine. It's fantastic but it's a difficult read.
A short version would be to say that Roger Scruton rapes and pillages his way through evolutionary psychology, neurophilosophy, and cognitive science leaving no survivors. He very eloquently defends cognitive dualism, and then takes people to task who hope to understand "consciousness" by arguing that really the self-consciousness of humans is a different animal entirely, something which is actually the "first premise" which lies behind all thought, and is placed on the limit of nature in some relation to a Christological God.
Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy by Father Damick. Fascinating read on how Orthodox Catholicism relates to just about every other denomination of Christians, from Anabaptists to Quakers.
Thanks a lot for the book.
great. I will read that book. Just what I am looking or right now.