Saturday, January 9, 2016

Year in Review

Happy 2016!
During 2015 I had the great fortune of reading some unusually awesome books in class, either in their entirety or in small snippets selected by professors. A partial listing is included here.

GK Chesterton and Catholicism (A theology course about the expansive Christianity of the prince of puns; the following works are all his, except where noted)
  • The Napoleon of Notting Hill
  • The Ball and the Cross
  • Tremendous Trifles
  • The Blatchford Controversies
  • Heretics
  • The Well and the Shallows (incl. "My Six Conversions," "The Return to Religion," "The Ascetic at Large," "The Last Turn," "Babies and Distributism," "Church and Agoraphobia," "Reflections on a Rotten Apple," "A Century of Emancipation," "Sex and Property")
  • What's Wrong with the World (incl. "Family and the Common Man," "The Superstition of Divorce," and "Eugenics and Other Evils")
  • Orthodoxy
  • Everlasting Man
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • Where All Roads Lead
  • The Thing: Why I am a Catholic
  • The Size of Chesterton's Catholicism by David W. Fagerberg
Christian Theological Traditions I (Another theo course, this one focusing on pre-Reformation Christian writings)
  • Early Christian Writings, ed. A. Louth
  • St. Anselm of Canterbury's Prayers and Meditations
  • On the Incarnation of the Word by St. Athanasius of Alexandria
  • St. Augustine's Confessions
  • St. Benedict's Rule
  • St. Bonaventure's Journey of the Mind to God
  • On the Sacraments by Cyril of Jerusalem
  • Sayings of the Early Christian Monks, composed of sayings of the Desert Fathers
  • St. Gregory of Nazianzus's On God and Christ
  • St. Irenaeus of Lyons's On the Apostolic Preaching
  • Select Writings of Origen, ed. R. Greer
  • Paul Evdokimov's Ages of the Spiritual Life

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