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On The Front Line.

Advantages: Excellent down to earth teaching.
Disadvantages: Not for everyone.

Having been taken to church for most of my life and professing to be a Christian for a lot of it too, I have read a lot of books by various Christian authors down the years. There are some that I wouldn’t give a second thought too for various different re ...

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Review of On The Front Line - Clive Calver

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The youngest major religion...

Advantages: Comprehensive and readable, well-illustrated and organised
Disadvantages: -

...For those who visit my house and peruse my bookshelves, they may notice that it seems as though there is an the unofficial Oxford Press day at Fr. Kurt's house. There is a good reason why so many of my books carry the indenture of Oxford University Press ...

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Review of The Oxford History of Islam - John L. Esposito (Editor)

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A very poor study of the subject

Advantages: you learn about something
Disadvantages: you don't learn much about Islam

...First point: "Islam" is an Arabic word, the meaning can be easily found thanks to the technical nature of Arabic. Second point: The word "islam" means to submit to the will of the god. One root word of islam is "slama", which means to submit or to make ...

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Review of The Oxford History of Islam - John L. Esposito (Editor)

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An ordinary sort of holiness

Advantages: Lots of insight
Disadvantages: A bit parochial

I first happened upon the book The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest at a Sursum Corda event held a few years ago in Techny, outside of Chicago. Sursum Corda is a gathering of Old Catholic clergy and lay leaders who come together to explore and share ar ...

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Review of The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest - Donald Cozzens

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Finding the Way...

Advantages: Good insights, good passages
Disadvantages: A few translations are a bit awkward

...Thomas Cleary, a recognised and respected scholar on Eastern religions and philosophies, is an acknowledged master also of translation from classic Chinese and Japanese tests. If one seeks out English translations of The Taoist 'I Ching' or 'The Art of Wa ...

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Review of The Essential Tao: An Initiation into the Heart of Taoism Through the Authentic Tao Te Ching and the Inner Teachings of Chuang-tzu - A Compendium of Ethical Wisdom - Thomas Cleary

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