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Some key ideas from Graham Cole’s Against the Darkness: The Doctrine of Angels, Satan and Demons  [Wheaton, Illinois, Crossway 2019] p18:   Underscoring Charles Taylor’s key finding in his ground breaking A Secular Age, that the “social imaginary” has changed … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ MAY 2021

Rose-Marie & Rainer Hagen, What Great Paintings Say, h/b, Cologne, Taschen  Bibliotheca Universalis, 2019 A remarkable treasury of art and history produced with the now routinely outstanding production skills of the Taschen team from Cologne. Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen have … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ APRIL 2021

BOOKS READ APRIL 2021 Henry Handel Richardson: The Getting of Wisdom, p/b, Melbourne, William Heinemann, 1977 (1910)  Richardson’s thinly veiled account of the experience of being a border at Melbourne’s affluent Presbyterian Ladies College was an immediate success with readers … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ MARCH 2021

Rebecca McLaughlin: Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest   Religion, h/b, Wheaton, Crossway, 2019 I have read many books on Christian apologetics but Rebecca McLaughlin has trumped them all with this incisive, delightfully and personally written, searingly … Continue reading

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Books read February 2021

Cassandra Pybus: Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse, p/b,  Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2020  Cassandra Pybus is descended from Richard Pybus, who having ventured to Australia from England in 1829 was handed a large grant of land on North Bruny Island … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ JANUARY 2021 (Curiously after retiring, this month I have only read two books! hmm

BOOKS READ JANUARY 2021 Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse – Five or The Chidren’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death, p/b, London, Vintage, 2000 (1969). Cult anti-war novel made into an equally off beat film centring on the carpet bombing of the German … Continue reading

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Books read December 2020

BOOKS READ DECEMBER 2020 Alex Miller: Max, p/b, Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2020 Max is a complete departure for Alex Miller. It is hard core research into the early life of the hard to find holocaust survivor Moses (“Max) Blatt … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ NOVEMBER 2020

Alex Miller:  The Passage of Love, p/b, Sydney, Allen & Unwin,  2017  I  am totally hooked on Alex Miller and have just reread the autobiographical The Passage of Love after first reading it two years ago.  Our book club is … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ OCTOBER 2020

Andrew O’Hagan: Mayflies, p/b, London, Faber, 2020   Glasgow born Andrew O’Hagan has won applause in Britain and the United States for his thoughtful, engaging and edgy writing. Mayflies is a book about male friendships in two parts. Part 1 … Continue reading

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