Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review: "One Holy Local Church"?: The Ghettoization of Protestantism

"One Holy Local Church"?: The Ghettoization of Protestantism by Bojidar Marinov
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I would like to give it only a star, because it is so malicious, slanderous, vicious even.

But I have to give a star plus because it raises some important questions, amid all the character assassination, non sequiturs, ad hominens, undue generalisations &c.

And another one because it gives some interesting partial answers, partially based on the Bible, to some of the important questions it raises.

I hope someone with a better character takes up the theme.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Review: Chiruhi

Chiruhi Chiruhi by Haruka Kawachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Painful beauty.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories

Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories by Truman Capote
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One of ðe rare caſes where ðe original book does not live up to ðe magic of ðe derived movie.

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Review: A Gentle Introduction to Unqualified Reservations

A Gentle Introduction to Unqualified Reservations A Gentle Introduction to Unqualified Reservations by Mencius Moldbug
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very intereſtiŋ, provocative & adverſarial take on modern (since the XVIII Century) ſtory, with focus on the US and its paþ to democratic world hegemony — but from ðe right.

Loſes a ſtar for its irreal propoſitions, but ðat is probably a function of ðe oðerwiſe brilliant writer beiŋ a ſeculariſt, & ðus mißiŋ reality boþ on total human depravation & on God’s power & acts in hiſtory.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Review: 1–2 Peter

1–2 Peter 1–2 Peter by R.C. Sproul
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It pains me to give ðis one ſtar leß than I firſt þought I would. It is ſolid, good & very uſeful. It only loſes a ſtar becauſe ſome of ðe more intereſtiŋ pieces are unſubſtantiated & underdeveloped; Sproul cites a juice hiſtorical or þeological tidbit, wiþout giviŋ us neiðer where it came from, nor where we can learn more, wiþout proviŋ or applyiŋ what indeed ſeems true.

Yet, entirely worþwhile.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Review: Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience

Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience by Peter J. Leithart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A very intriguiŋ, challengiŋ text. Could not avoid þinkiŋ it ſeemed to ſide wiþ Grudem & Pipe againſt Trueman & Jones, but I could be wroŋ; anyway, its point is ſo much bigger & loftier ðan T&J’s miſreprentative vendetta!

Eßentially, it argues for the Univerſe declariŋ not only God’s glory, but more ſpecifically the Trinity’s mutual indwelliŋ glory.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Review: Church Elders: How to Shepherd God's People Like Jesus

Church Elders: How to Shepherd God's People Like Jesus Church Elders: How to Shepherd God's People Like Jesus by Jeramie Rinne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very objective, practical & biblical instruction on shepherding. I would like some points to be better fundamented & developed, but nothing too grave.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Paradox in Christian Theology: An Analysis of Its Presence, Character and Epistemic Status Reviewed by Paul Manata — Introduction To A Mystery Novel

Found Paradox in Χian Þeology via Books via Proginoſko via Aquaſcum via What about Vincent Cheuŋ via Google.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Complete History of Middle-earth, vol. 3

Trying to sell a very special book at Mercado Livre (ðe Brazilian eBay) or at Estante Virtual, ðe Brazilian AbeBooks or Alibris. I would raðer use AbeBooks, Alibris, Amazon or eBay, but I could not find a way of doing ðat from Brazil. We will see how far it goes.

Also announced at Craig’s list.