Saturday, August 20, 2005

What I'm Reading


Legacy by Steve Wood
Christian Fatherhood by Steve Wood

Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart by Jacques Philippe


Continually reading something by Pope Benedict XVI, Fr. James V. Schall, SJ, Msgr. Luigi Giussani, Bernard Lewis, and whatever I can find that deals with Islam and how the violence/terrorism of today's militant Muslims (those that might be called "Islamists" to distinguish them from other Muslims) relates to the survival of the West.



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and my ongoing, never-ending quest to understand metaphysics just a tad bit more:

Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Study in Thomistic Natural Theology by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP



And periodically as they come in:

Cucina Italiana magazine

Traces magazine

First Things journal

Communio journal

Nova et Vetera journal

3 comments:

DimBulb said...

What, you couldn't find anything substantial to read?

My older sister had a copy of O'Brien's FATHER ELIJAH and PLAGUE JOURNAL; both of which I liked. But considering the questions my sister asked me about the book i think maybe I should have waited a few more years before reading it.

Jackson K. Eskew said...

You must add Theodore Dalrymple to your list. He's the greatest living essayist, today's Orwell. Samples:

"When Islam Breaks Down":

http://www.city-journal.org/html/14_2_when_islam.html

"The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris":

http://www.city-journal.org/html/12_4_the_barbarians.html

"The Goddess of Domestic Tribulations":

http://www.city-journal.org/html/7_4_oh_to_be.html

"Exposing Shallowness":

http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/demello-dalrymple-2647

And see:

http://blog.skepticaldoctor.com/

And search for him on youtube.

W. said...

Thank you.

I do read Dalrymple from time to time. Perhaps I should more often.