I’m forcing myself to make a shift in focus away from academic reading for the remainder of the Great Fast (a.k.a. Lent). If I can do without pizza, I can certainly do without a Festschrift, two compilations, a book on Nineveh, some Brill Josephus, and some non-Biblical historiography works. To all my academic friends, I assure you that I appreciate that luxury.
Here’s the list of religious reading that I need to catch up on or want to reread now, in no particular order:
Various Lives of Saints
St. John of Damascus’ The Precious Pearl (Barlaan and Joasaph)
St. John Climacus’ The Ladder of Divine Ascent
Vladimir Lossky’s The Mystical Theology of the Orthodox Church
Fr Patrick Reardon’s The Trial of Job and Christ in the Psalms
Fr Alexander Schmemann’s For the Life of the World
Fr Thomas Hopko’s The Lenten Spring
Tito Colliander Way of the Ascetics
That should keep me busy for the next month!