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Beyond Literal Belief

Beyond Literal Belief

Religion as Metaphor: Beyond Literal Belief by David Tacey I hope David Tacey’s book is another doorway into the realisation of the importance of metaphor. It rightly argues that the new atheism and fundamentalism are both misunderstanding the stories literalistically. I regularly encounter a fear that if someone questions the historicity (or validity) of a… Continue Reading

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The Benedict Option

The Benedict Option

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher I have possibly come late to The Benedict Option conversation. I am not sure that I’ve been missing as much as some might have implied. Rod Dreher calls for a “strategic withdrawal” from mainstream society, and terms this “the Benedict Option”.… Continue Reading

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Worship Leadership for the Mission of the Church

Table Manners: Liturgical Leadership for the Mission of the Church by Simon Reynolds (192 pages) This is a book I have only recently discovered. It follows an approach similar to my own. Simon Reynolds, a parish priest serving in the Anglican Church, tries to go beyond partisan eccentricities to underlying principles of liturgy – whatever… Continue Reading

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Benedictine Daily Prayer Second Edition

Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary by the Monks of Saint John’s Abbey (Author), Maxwell E. Johnson (Editor) Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota (2005; second edition 2015) 2088 pages; 6.2 x 4.4 x 1.9 inches; 5 ribbons included. I have been using Benedictine Daily Prayer (2005) for years now. Alongside Lauds (2 psalms & I then… Continue Reading

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Saint of Darkness

Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta Paperback – by Mother Teresa (Author), Brian Kolodiejchuk (Editor) The publication of these letters of Mother Teresa led to surprise amongst some at the realisation that she spent nearly the last fifty years of her life without any sensation of God’s… Continue Reading

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Benedictine Daily Prayer

Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary by the Monks of Saint John’s Abbey (Author), Maxwell E. Johnson (Editor) Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota (2005; second edition 2015) 2088 pages; 6.2 x 4.4 x 1.9 inches; 5 ribbons included. As part of my ongoing rebuilding older sections of this site, I have reblogged some earlier posts in… Continue Reading

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Collects of the Roman Missals

Collects of the Roman Missals: A Comparative Study of the Sundays in Proper Seasons before and after the Second Vatican Council (T&T Clark Studies in Fundamental Liturgy) by Lauren Pristas Any time spent on this website reveals my passion for the collect tradition and rendering that great tradition appropriate for our contemporary context. Over several… Continue Reading

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