A Little Eliot

Out and about last Friday, I stopped by my favorite Berkeley bookstore, Black Oak Books. After making my usual rounds, through Christianity/Theology/Biblical Studies, Archaeology, Judaica, Classics, and Middle Ages, I popped by the Poetry section, which has lately been shrinking somewhat alarmingly. To be honest, the whole store has a kind of resigned feel toContinue reading “A Little Eliot”

Winter Reading List

Three Andrew Louth books: Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology St John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys Two Eric Ormsby books: Time’s Covenant: Selected Poems Facsimiles of Time: Essays on Poetry and Translation Several partridges, each in hisContinue reading “Winter Reading List”

Popular Patristics

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press has been publishing a Popular Patristics series for some time now, comprised of various translations of individual Patristic works, selections thereof, or themed editions of excerpts. The translations are fresh, contemporary, and pleasant to read. The books are also of a perfect size for popping into a pocket: 5x7x1/2″ (12.5×18.5×1.3 cmContinue reading “Popular Patristics”

Inflation…or something else?

So, just over a week ago, I bought a copy volume 1, part 1 of the Cambridge Ancient History, mostly for the explanation of the chronology used in all the volumes. I got it used, in near fine condition, for $90, which is quite a deal considering that a new copy is around $150-170 (£110Continue reading “Inflation…or something else?”