Daily Archives: November 19, 2019

A Messenger Of Satan To Buffet Me:  Paul’s Thorn Of The Flesh In 2 Corinthians 12

Continuing his theme of boasting and humility from the previous chapter that we examined, Paul discusses a vision that he had been given and then contrasts this glorious moment with a messenger of Satan that he had been given also … Continue reading

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Masquerading As An Angel Of Light:  Satan In 2 Corinthians 11

When contrasting himself with false apostles, of which there were (and are) many in Christendom, Paul manages to say something interesting about Satan and the way he operates in 2 Corinthians 11:5-15:  “For I consider that I am not at all … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marcus Aurelius: A Life

Marcus Aurelius:  A Life, by Frank McLynn This book is a lengthy biography of Marcus Aurelius and one that balances praise and criticism of the noted ancient philosopher-emperor of Rome.  At times it is unclear whether the author is wishing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Meditations

Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius I must admit that I have a great deal of fondness in general for the Penguins classics series.  Not only are they low-cost (although I borrowed this particular one from the library), but they often provide … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Spiritual Teachings Of Marcus Aurelius

The Spiritual Teachings Of Marcus Aurelius, edited by Mark Forstater This book is a lot more enjoyable to read if you don’t know much about Marcus Aurelius’ thinking and writing than if you do.  The author, who obviously is far … Continue reading

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