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I Am an Impure Thinker

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Paperback, 243 pages
Published 2001 by Argo Books (first published May 1st 1969)
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Dan Glover
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No time to review, but for now, I'll just quote Eugene Peterson about this book:

"Not a book strictly about prayer, but about language and the various ways we use and misuse it. I have learned as much indirectly from this German who immigrated to America, this Jew who converted to Christianity, than from most who write directly on prayer" (17, Take & Read: Spiritual Reading, An Annotated List).

You are not likely to read anything else like this book, unless its another Rosenstock-Huessy book.
CJ Bowen
May 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Bite-size ERH; still quite a mouthful.
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Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent.
Douglas Hayes
May 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is the first ERH book I read, as recommended by James Jordan. A tremendous introduction to the mind of ERH.

This is a must read for serious thinkers.
Steven Wedgeworth
Jun 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
A great way to introduce people to ERH.
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I've been reading bits and pieces of this for a while, but recently dipped back in with more attention and have been blown away by a couple of pieces especially.
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Eugen Rosenstock-Hüssy (July 6, 1888 – February 24, 1973) was a historian and social philosopher, whose work spanned the disciplines of history, theology, sociology, linguistics and beyond. Born in Berlin, Germany into a non-observant Jewish family, the son of a prosperous banker, he converted to Christianity in his late teens, and thereafter the interpretation and reinterpretation of Christianity ...more