Two book reviews I recently composed…

…are up at One Peter Five.

1) BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Gomorrah by St. Peter Damian

book of gomorrah hoffman cover

The Book of Gomorrah and St. Peter Damian’s Struggle Against Ecclesiastical Corruption, Translated and Annotated with Biographical Introduction by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman (Ite Ad Thomam Books: New Braunfels, TX, 2015; www.iteadthomam.com)

2) BOOK REVIEW: Science Was Born of Christianity by Stacy Trasancos

trasancos - Science Born Christianity - Jaki

Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki, with a foreword by Rev. Dr. Paul Haffner, by Stacy Trasancos (The Habitation of Chimham Publishing Company: Titusville, FL, 2014 [e-book 2013])

About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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6 Responses to Two book reviews I recently composed…

  1. Tamsin says:

    I’ve read one review; now I’m reading Randy Engels’ articles at Our Lady’s Warrior… setting the scene,

    “[Peter’s] spirituality would be formed by his love for the Rule of St. Benedict and his attraction to the rigorous penance and individualistic practices of St. Romuald.”

    You know, Pope Francis fears priests like that.

  2. The Trasancos review is especially good.

  3. Brothers Codg. Smashing reviews and that both of these books contain material that is entirely ignored by the Shadow Church (which, frankly, is opposed to the content of each) is but another of the [uncountable failures of their glorious 1962-65 BCE (Besstest Council Ever) revolution within the form of Catholicism.

    If you want he truth you are just going to have to go out and get it on your own for the Shadow Church is occupied whoring after the zeitgeist

  4. Thanks, Brandon. As you probably know, Fr. Jaki is near and dear to my heart.

  5. I like reading Gifford Lectures, and The Road of Science and the Ways to God has been one of my favorites since I first read it in undergrad years and years ago. I have A Mind’s Matter on my shelf, and like to re-read it every couple of years. There’s always something worth thinking about in Fr. Jaki.

  6. Fr Paul McDonald says:

    I preached Epiphany about Christ as the Saviour of science.

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