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Aaaaaand Scene.

Ha! The semester is over for me, as of… ten minutes ago. One word I would use to describe it? Ugh. Academically I’m doing good, but still, sometimes a semester is just kinda lame, then again, it might have something to do with Ph.D. applications and personal circumstances going to hell. Anyways, I’m done. Woo hoo!

Now for Christmas break, I’m planning on reading these books:

For the Life of the World by Alexander Schmemann
The Violence of Love: The Pastoral Wisdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero Translated by James R. Brockman, S.J.
Romero: A Life by James R. Brockman
State of Exception by Giorgio Agamben, trans. by Kevin Attell
Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty by Carl Schmitt, trans. by George Schwab
The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World by Elaine Scarry
Eschatology and Hope by Anthony Kelly
Christian Critics: Religion and the Impasse in Modern American Social Thought by Eugene McCarraher

Any suggestions?

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5 thoughts on “Aaaaaand Scene.

  1. Alas Halden, I left Long’s book back in NYC. However the other two I might be able to pick up in portland in a few weeks time?

    As for narratives, I’m not sure as to what, but a good story sounds very good right now.

  2. I’m about 400 pages into Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov”, and it’s FANTASTIC! Umberto Eco’s “The Name of the Rose” is also very good and definitely worh reading. Ummm…Elie Weisel’s “Night” doesn’t count as fiction, though it is narrative…and haunting…definitely a worthwhile read, especially in light of Volf’s engagement in “Exclusion and Embrace”.

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