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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:58 pm 
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Ok, I am at my folks place for a few days with the wife and kids on vacation... I usually have a lot of time to read, and my dad has a great library... It has the whole spectrum. Baltimore Catechism to Hans Kung. Aquinas to Rahner...

Anyway, here are the books I was thinking of reading... I haven't read any of them... Which do you suggest?

Great Ideas from the Great Books - Mortimer Adler (I am a huge Adler fan already)

How to think about God - Mortimer Adler

The Eucharist - E. Schillebeekx

A Spirituality Named Compassion and the Healing of the Global Village, Humpty Dumpty and Us - Matthew Fox

The Baltimore Catechism

There they are... I know some of you will warn me of some possible heretics... I am aware... I like to read those who are controversial since I usually have to answer questions about them. So, let me know...

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Read the Eucharist by Schillebeeckx.

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Read the Eucharist by Schillebeeckx.

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And the new document on the Eucharist. Both. The document is about 77pages long.

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Read the Eucharist by Schillebeeckx.

Justin


Ooop... I started to read it, and realized that I have already read it... Next suggestion? (I am waiting to see who will be the first to suggest the Fox book)

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A better suggestion: poke your eyes out with a sharp stick. Well, okay, the Baltimore Catechism isn't bad, it just isn't a book you sit down a read like a novel, it's a reference.

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A better suggestion: poke your eyes out with a sharp stick. Well, okay, the Baltimore Catechism isn't bad, it just isn't a book you sit down a read like a novel, it's a reference.


A lot of his earlier works are actually very good. In particular, his book:

Christ, the Sacrament of the Encounter With God

That book is very good!

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A better suggestion: poke your eyes out with a sharp stick. Well, okay, the Baltimore Catechism isn't bad, it just isn't a book you sit down a read like a novel, it's a reference.


Ummm.... I guess you don't know what kind of nerd I am... It would be no problem for me to sit down and read the Baltimore Catechism. I am a philosophy/theology junkie... Once a week I sit down and read the Jerome Biblical Commentary (the first one... not the new one)... for at least 20 minutes... It was one of my new years resolutions...

Yeah... I'm a geek..

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Doom wrote:
A better suggestion: poke your eyes out with a sharp stick. Well, okay, the Baltimore Catechism isn't bad, it just isn't a book you sit down a read like a novel, it's a reference.


Ummm.... I guess you don't know what kind of nerd I am... It would be no problem for me to sit down and read the Baltimore Catechism. I am a philosophy/theology junkie... Once a week I sit down and read the Jerome Biblical Commentary (the first one... not the new one)... for at least 20 minutes... It was one of my new years resolutions...

Yeah... I'm a geek..

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That doesn't make you a geek, just a masochist.

But seriously, why waste your time on crap, when you could be reading quality work? I am a movie fan, that doesn't mean I feel the need to see every single Police Acadeny movie just for the sake of completeness, if I miss a juvenille, sophmoric fart movie, I won't feel empty inside, you know?

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Doom wrote:
forumjunkie wrote:
Doom wrote:
A better suggestion: poke your eyes out with a sharp stick. Well, okay, the Baltimore Catechism isn't bad, it just isn't a book you sit down a read like a novel, it's a reference.


Ummm.... I guess you don't know what kind of nerd I am... It would be no problem for me to sit down and read the Baltimore Catechism. I am a philosophy/theology junkie... Once a week I sit down and read the Jerome Biblical Commentary (the first one... not the new one)... for at least 20 minutes... It was one of my new years resolutions...

Yeah... I'm a geek..

FJ



That doesn't make you a geek, just a masochist.

But seriously, why waste your time on crap, when you could be reading quality work? I am a movie fan, that doesn't mean I feel the need to see every single Police Acadeny movie just for the sake of completeness, if I miss a juvenille, sophmoric fart movie, I won't feel empty inside, you know?


Well, most of the stuff you guys suggest for reading I read in seminary either for class, or for personal benefit... Seminary can provide quite a lot of spare time for reading... especially when you are a reader like me... So, I am left to reading obscure stuff...

But, the commentary thing is a good thing... I am working on 2 books that will be commentaries, and I am currently reading a bunch of stuff that has already been written on the books I am covering... So, technically it is work related... I made it a resolution because these 2 books are now about 3 years in the works with little progress... I needed to light a fire under my own butt...

Plus, I have read most of my dad's library... What's left are my mom's john grisham novels (and greely novels) and some of these obscure books...

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Find all the ones you haven't read, sit down, and start reading them. Having never read any of the works on your list, that's the best advice I can offer.

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