Sunday, May 26, 2019

Review: O Povo Brasileiro: A Formação e o Sentido do Brasil

O Povo Brasileiro: A Formação e o Sentido do Brasil O Povo Brasileiro: A Formação e o Sentido do Brasil by Darcy Ribeiro
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Interessante, até pela influência nefasta que teve em nossa esquerda, mas um fracasso. Propõe o Brasil como uma nova, e melhor, Roma. Embuste de autoengano de quem vivia em rebelião contra Deus.

O que não significa que não tenha algumas informações e análises úteis.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Review: The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context

The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context by John H. Walton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I muſt ſay my giviŋ five ſtars does not mean I am ſure I totally agree wiþ ðe auþors. I gueß I will need to read furþer books before convinciŋ myself, even if ðe propoſal conveniently expoſes ðe weakneßes of claßical (Baptiſt & Preſbyterian) alliance þeology — not ðat ðe auþors mention it. Ðey make a convinciŋ, even if perhaps not as readable as I would want, caſe for ‘Law’ beiŋ a miſtranſlation for Torah, even if the LXX actually tranſlates νομος. Ðe implications are multitude, & ðey include a readable appendix on the Decalogue (Δεκαλογος, the Ten words).

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Review: Orange: The Complete Collection, Volume 2

Orange: The Complete Collection, Volume 2 Orange: The Complete Collection, Volume 2 by Ichigo Takano
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of ðeſe nice climate Japaneſe ſtories.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Review: Manipulation: Knowing How to Respond

Manipulation: Knowing How to Respond Manipulation: Knowing How to Respond by Lou Priolo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very ſuccint advice on biblically dealiŋ wiþ emotional manipulation. Barely twenty pages of text.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Review: Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology

Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology by John H. Walton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A more ðan worþy succeßor to Kline’s approach on ðe cultural context of ðe Old Testament, puts forward anoþer angle to his framework hypoþeſis, makiŋ a convinciŋ caſe for Geneſis, chapter i beiŋ intended not as a chronological account of material origins but a deſcription of teleology in Creation.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Review: The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second or third reading. A classic. May be difficult to overly sensitive souls who lack a developed sense of irony.

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Review: Legislativo e democracia : reflexões sobre a Câmara dos deputados

Legislativo e democracia : reflexões sobre a Câmara dos deputados Legislativo e democracia : reflexões sobre a Câmara dos deputados by Fernando Sabóia Guimarães
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Leitura dificutosa. Talvez eu tenha sido privilegiado ao ler um equivalente estadunidense antes.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Review: Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made

Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made by Eugene D. Genovese
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just loved it as a Christian and as a History freak.

Based on extensive exploration of oral History and other records from slaves, slaveholders and observers of slavery in the US, what began as an exploration of how slaves influenced the world of slaveholders ended up, as the title hints, as a record of the witness that preachers but specially slave converts gave of their faith and its power to change people and societies.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Review: The Logic of Congressional Action

The Logic of Congressional Action The Logic of Congressional Action by R. Douglas Arnold
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An interesting take in the motivations and mechanisms of legislative work, scientifically dismantling a few myths about how constituencies, either general or particularist, influence legislators’ actions.

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