Daily Archives: November 28, 2018

Criticisms of L. Ron Hubbard’s Theory of “Dianetics.”

Originally posted on Bishop's Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy:
L. Ron Hubbard created a system/theory he called Dianetics (1). He penned two books in 1950 on the subject, Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science and Dianetics: The Modern…

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Review: The Cloud of Unknowing

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
The Cloud of Unknowing, Anonymous (translated by Carmen Acevedo Butcher). Boulder: Shambala Publications, 2018. Summary: A classic on contemplative prayer in a new modern translation. The Cloud of Unknowing is perhaps one of the greatest…

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Silent Reading in Roman Antiquity

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
Since a few comments have referred to the matter, I post some references on the question of whether in the ancient Roman period individuals practiced silent reading.  To cut to the conclusion, it…

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Hypocrisy and Climate

Originally posted on Clarissa's Blog:
The current Conservative government is now considering plans that are even more extensive: reducing the UK’s CO2 emissions to zero by 2050. It’s cute but utterly irrelevant. Who cares what tiny little UK does…

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Book Write-Up: Creation and Doxology

Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson, ed. Creation and Doxology: The Beginning and End of God’s Good World. IVP Academic, 2018. See here to purchase the book. This book contains essays about how Christians should see creation. A significant portion of … Continue reading

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