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Member: SamTekoa

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About meLove the Lord, love people, have a family. Life is good.

About my libraryI've enjoy reading where we Christians came from. I read history, Christian history, biography and other things that grab my attention. I read Bamber Gascoigne's The Christians and Christianity's Dangerous Idea. Both these writers are very good and reflect the scholarship and attitudes that I admire. Mostly I like happy people that think about life. I like Joseph Epstein also.

GroupsCheese!, Faith and Reason, Reformation Historians, Texas History

Favorite authorsThomas Cahill, Joseph Epstein, Bamber Gascoigne, Paul Johnson (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceJul 10, 2009

Currently readingPhilosophy of Language (Foundations of Philosophy) by William P. Alston
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership (NelsonFree) by Tim Irwin
Philo-Judæus of Alexandria: Judæus of Alexandria by Norman De Mattos Bentwich
The Victory of Faith by Julius Charles HARE
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a Generous Orthodoxy - i have since bought it and read it

it took me a while to get used to his style (at first i thought he was a bit of a pompous jerk

at the end, i wished i had written it, because i agreed with sooo much fo it

mind you his constantly refering to others people as 'my friend....'so and so - did continue to grate!!

i lke one of your reviews mate!
Hi Ken,

I appreciate hearing more about you. Your biographical info is most interesting. Thanks for sharing.

I'm still plodding through the third and final volume in Foote's Civil War. However, I get easily sidetracked. I've lately pulled out six or eight of my "old" (mostly 1980s), books on worship. I've been grappling with the changes in worship style/music/etc. that most evangelical churches have experienced over the past decade or so, with the intention of making a thoughtful critique and not a grumpy, curmudgeony one. There was a good article in the most recent issue of Christianity Today on the subject. I don't know if you saw that.

I haven't read the MacGrath book you mentioned, but I have read some of his other work, and appreciate his scholarship. I own a copy of Grant's Memoirs and haven't read that either, but my understanding is that some historians consider it one of the finest of its kind.

Glad you liked it.

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