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I tend to dislike books where the author tries to direct my train of thought to a specific conclusion. Allow me the freedom to think. Do not inform me of your impressions or the causation of a systemic breakdown. I enjoy drawing my own conclusions and coming up with a basis for such ideas
I'm finding that I'm faulting the book for what it has to be: a high level summary. It definitely connected a few dots, historically, but as a Catechumin in Eastern Orthodoxy, I was a little disappointed with the focus on the western church. The author all but acknowledges that he knows very little about the Eastern Church, but what little he says, then, ABOUT Eastern Orthodoxy feels highly suspect and inaccurate. His deliberate avoidance speaks volumes: an acknowledgement that he doesn't focus ...more
Jesse Lyman Hurlbut (1843–1930) was an American Methodist Episcopal clergyman. He was born in New York City, graduated at Wesleyan University in 1864, and held pastorates at Newark, Montclair, Paterson, Plainfield, Hoboken, Morristown, Orange, and Bloomfield, New Jersey After 1879 he was connected with the Sunday-school and tract work of his denomination. He was secretary of the Epworth League in ...moreMore about Jesse Lyman Hurlbut...