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New Book

June 28th, 2007 · No Comments

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I had to put down A History of God for a couple reasons:
1. It was from the library
2. It’s filled with LOTS of details and must be read relatively slowly to retain everything (the highlights).
Thus I returned it to the library (I now have a late fee that will force me to [...]

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More from A History of God

May 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

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Many people will say that this book is one of Karen Armstrong’s weaker books, since it’s one of her first. That may be the case, but the first chapter and the intro and really good. I’ll probably get many a posts in by the time I finish this book.
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Secularism and Positivism

May 16th, 2007 · No Comments

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I picked up one of Karen Armstrong’s books recently only because of all the rave it got (and not being a “pop culture” book). The except below is from the intro.
Armstrong, Karen. A History of God: The 4000 Year Conquest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. New York: Random House, 1993.
“One of [...]

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Book I’m Reading

March 24th, 2007 · No Comments

I decided I need to read more – there’s a wealth of knowledge out there and I need to pick up more of it. A friend of mine in Texas who is pretty well read in the area of pre-modern and modern philosophy books, so I use him as my resource for what to [...]

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