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Archive for November 3rd, 2008

The Letter to Diognetus concludes with strong advocacy of the blessings of faith, a statement of the writer’s qualifications, and a beautiful description of the place of true knowledge in the spiritual life (as opposed to false knowledge that hates life and does not fear God), and of the Church as similar to Eden.

Part 3

10:02.

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The Letter to Diognetus continues with its spectacularly beautiful riff on the relationship of Christians to the world. The letter then adds basic teaching on the Father and the Son, also beautifully told.

Part 2

14:41.

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The Letter to Diognetus is perhaps the oldest-known piece of Christian apologetics. This part isn’t quite so famous. It starts out strongly with an interesting introduction, and messes with Greek idolaters. But then there’s a pretty badly worded complaint about Jewish worship, which implies that God didn’t actually tell the Jews how to worship. Oops. (But since he used the Old Testament argument against idolatry, he must have believed in it… my head is all hurty….)

Part 1

10:05.

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From famous mystery/caper/thriller writer Donald E. Westlake, a 1961 science fiction tale of insurance investigation and asteroid miners — “The Risk Profession”.

Part 1

19:36.

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