Category Archives: Art of Reading

Atheism for Lent

Merold Westphal suggests that the three great “masters of suspicion,” Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud, are actually theologians of original sin, if seen correctly.  I share the same conclusion. http://www.atheismforlent.net/about/ I’m not as thrilled about “contemplative meditation” as this site is, … Continue reading

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A Heidegger study list

Heidegger is notoriously difficult, but once you decode him he is easy and there is a huge payoff.  The following is more or less what I did. I did some study notes on Heidegger that some might find helpful. a) … Continue reading

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My year in books

87 Books read; 28,000 pages. https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2016/5958504

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Review of Beeke Reformed Literature

It is exactly what it purports to be: an anthology of the best post-Reformation works on the various loci of theology. Each chapter is about 2 1/2 pages and has Beeke’s running commentary on the best (and sometimes those to … Continue reading

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Books I didn’t finish reading

Sometimes it is the books that you didn’t finish reading that can shape you as much as the books you did finish.  This failure to close can be temporary or long-term, and if you are open, you can see the … Continue reading

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Outline of Beeke’s Puritan Spirituality

This isn’t an outline of the whole book, but of what I found most helpful. The book is vintage Beeke. While not a collection of independent essays, most of them can be read independently, although the essays on the Erskines … Continue reading

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On How to Read

Starting a new category to the side on the art of reading, particularly theology.  This is actually one of the things I am good at, and when I speak on this I speak as an authority.  So keep an eye … Continue reading

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