Monthly Archives: May 2017

Books read May 2017

BOOKS READ MAY 2017 1. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Ed. Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen, Macmillan, The RHC Shakespeare, 2010 (1604) Interesting morality play and comedy based around the antics of the easy going and rather weak Duke; the … Continue reading

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Wise thoughts from Marcus Aurelius: Meditations.

Wise words from  Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Roman Emperor and philosopher (AD 121-80) Marcus Aurelius learned Stoic teaching by reading the Discourses of the philosopher Epictetus. (AD C50-C120). Stoicism is a deterministic, pantheistic and materialistic philosophy in which everything … Continue reading

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Do we need 10 volumes of Karl Barth’s Dogmatics?

Karl Barth writes in Church Dogmatics 1.1 The Doctrine of the Word of God, London/New York, T&T Clark, p/b 2004 (1936) p.88 The presupposition which makes proclamation proclamation and therewith makes the Church the Church is the Word of God. This attests … Continue reading

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A dialogue with J I Packer’s book “Knowing God”.

Amazing book; enough material for a year’s discussion! Some issues which interested me.. Chapters 1-4:  Knowing God…How can we really ever know God if “his thoughts are higher than our thoughts and his ways higher than our ways”? p55: re … Continue reading

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