Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Old Believers

Going Along: Closing This Topic Off: "First things first: The Old Believers were right. The historical studies inaugurated in Russia during the nineteenth century and—in some sense—“completed” in Paul Meyendorff’s Russia, Ritual, and Reform presents the reality that with respect to the criticisms of praxis forwarded by the Old Believers, they had more than ample ground to stand on. The three-finger Sign of the Cross became normative in the Byzantine East between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries; the Slavonic liturgical texts, though lacking in uniformity, represent older practices than those enshrined by the Greeks in their seventeenth-century printed texts; the orthographical alterations in Slavonic were, by and large, unnecessary and contributed nothing significant to the liturgical texts themselves"

Friday, November 23, 2007

Mere Theology

Mere Theology: "The Company They Keep I have just finished reading The Company They Keep by Diana Pavlac Glyer. This is the definitive treatment to date of the literary group known as the Inklings--that group of writers and friends who gathered around C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien beginning in the 1920's and 30's in Oxford, England and continuing on, in some fashion, until Lewis's death in 1963. Glyer is professor of English at Azusa Pacific University in California, having received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Therefore, as one might expect, this is an academic book reflecting the highest level of scholarship. The chapter endnotes are a feast in and of themselves for every reader fascinated not only with the Inklings but every reader intrigued by the study of literary influence and how writers can positively effect one another and the world when they work together in community."

Defend Life: Updated: Evaluation of 2008 Presidential Candidates Against US Bishops' Criteria

Defend Life: Updated: Evaluation of 2008 Presidential Candidates Against US Bishops' Criteria: "Here is how the candidates fared (revised 11/21): 1. Ron Paul (R): 99 points 2. Alan Keyes (R): 70 (not on the ballot in all states) 3. Mike Huckabee (R): 69 4. Duncan Hunter (R): 50 5. Tom Tancredo (R): 48 6. John McCain (R): 36 7. Chris Dodd (D): 25 8. Dennis Kucinich (D): 22 9. Mitt Romney (R): 10 10. Joe Biden (D): 5 11. Fred Thompson (R): 4 12. Hillary Clinton (D): (-11) 13. John Edwards (D): (-13) 14. Bill Richardson (D): (-15) 15. Barack Obama (D): (-15) 16. Rudy Giuliani (R): (-28) I"

Monday, November 12, 2007

Business Report - SA's richest 1% earn R300bn a year

Business Report - SA's richest 1% earn R300bn a year: "SA's richest 1% earn R300bn a year November 11, 2007 This is according to a research study published by the Bureau of Market Research (BMR) at the University of South Africa, which looked at an integrated model of the population, labour market and income and expenditure. There are 45 142 African people in the rich category and their combined income amounts to R22 billion. Of these, 8 201 are women. Whites still lead the ranks of the wealthy, with 229 076 of them earning R181 billion on an annual income of R500 000 a year each. "

Monday, July 09, 2007

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Notes from underground: Courageous COWARDism: What would you do...?

Notes from underground: Courageous COWARDism: What would you do...?

Didn't really mean to post here, since it's in my main blog, but the "Edit HTML" on the "Links to this post" thing didn't seem to be working, so I posted it here to be able to edit it.

I wonder how long it will take to fix THAT bug in Blogger Bete -- it's been 9 months since it was made compulsory, and most of the features that didn't work then still don't work now.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Monday, April 30, 2007

another history blog: Me, a "thinking blogger"?

Thought I'd trace the genealogy of my "thinking blogger" award, and this is as far as I got. another history blog: Me, a "thinking blogger"?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Blog Meridian: In which the Meridian loathes Kinkade and gets religion without knowing it

Blog Meridian: In which the Meridian loathes Kinkade and gets religion without knowing it

Kinkade is apparently a US artist who paints kitsch, and stole Turner's epithet. This is a theological argument saying that his work is not just bad, but evil.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Notes from underground: Sex, soccer and celebs

Notes from underground: Sex, soccer and celebs

I'm just testing the "Link this" function in Blogger Beta, to see if it works, and if so, what it does.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Intelligent design a heresy

Elizaphanian notes that "Those who argue that Intelligent Design is Christian do not know what they are talking about. Intelligent Design is a heresy, a blasphemy, a denial of the living God."

Tuesday, February 13, 2007