Sunday, January 30, 2005

new books


i finished eats, shoots, and leaves by lynne truss about a month ago. it was a pretty interesting book. made me think about my punctuation a little more. though, it was quite discomforting to know that someone could be so passionate about commas, apostrophes, and periods. in that period i also finished rene descartes' meditations on first philosophy and sophecles' antigone.

next up is the lord's university: freedom and authority at byu which will explore issues of academic freedom (or the lack thereof) at byu over the past twenty years.

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  1. Hey Tyler,

    This is completely off topic, but I'm wondering if you are going to the premiere of This Divided State at UVSV on Thursday. . .

    Here's the info from their website:

    This Divided State will premiere on Febuary 3rd at 8PM at the Utah Valley State College Ragan Theater. Please RSVP via email at info@thisdividedstate.com or call 801-856-2010.

    Here's the URL: http://www.thisdividedstate.com/

    I guess it's a documentary about the whole Michael Moore controversy last Fall. . .

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  2. yeah. i've got a reserved ticket for it.

    right before that, d. michael quinn will be giving the annual eugene england lecture http://www.uvsc.edu/ethics/religiousstudies/england.html which i will aslo be attending

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  3. So it will be a night of "controversy" all around for you, I guess. In some circles, I think that D. Michael Quinn might be even more unwelcome than Michael Moore. . .I like the subject of his talk, though: "To Whom Shall We Go?": Historical Patterns of Restoration Believers with Serious Doubts. Having read his piece in Sunstone on the 10th anniversary of his ex-communication, I'm not sure he's exactly figured out where he can go himself. I look forward to reading what you think of the lecture and the film.

    By the way, on the UVSC Religious Studies homepage it mentions a Mormon Studies Conference the first weekend in March on Mormonism and Social Justice. That sounds like it should be right up your alley. (And I hadn't realized that UVSC is 90% LDS--for some reason I guess I didn't think it was that high a number.) ("Not that there's anything wrong with that.")

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  4. yeah. i'm already planning on attending most of that. there should be some good discussions on blacks in the church and liberation theology

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  5. Dear Loyd,
    Just what you need! To read a book that supports all your cynical views of BYU! PERFECT!

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