My intentions continue to be magnanimous when it comes to reading and I'm hoping that by posting those intentions, I will be more inclined to be successful.
OPC member Tim Kellogg loaned me a book which appears very intriguing, entitled, "Kepler's Witch: An Astronomer's Discovery of Cosmic Order Amid Religious War, Political Intrigue, and the Heresy Trial of His Mother," by James A. Connor. The title alone is fascinating! Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) is often referred to as the "Protestant Galileo." The relaitonship between science and religious tolerance should make for a good read.
I mysteriously received a copy of a book in the mail... from Amazon Books. I had not ordered it and was never charged for it. It just showed up at the office one day. It's called, "Bad Religion: How we Became a Nation of Heretics." Now... how could I resist?! It's by Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist and I intend to give it a try. Nothing like a little heresy on Sabbatical!
I was glad to be given a copy of the classic memoir "Walden," by Henry David Thoreau. An excellent selection for a contemplative journey, and one which I either cannot remember reading all the way through, or just DIDN'T! Along with a book my wife gave me last Christmas, "My First Summer in the Seirra," by John Muir, these nature and solitude-oriented books should give me plenty of food for thought.
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