CCF Episode Thirty: Chapters 1-3 of Brave New World

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In this episode, JD and Billy sit down with Pastor Jason Delgado to discuss Chapters 1-3 of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Featuring music by Pink Floyd, Charles Gounod, and Beautiful Eulogy.

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels

untitledThe Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics (August 27, 2002)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0140447571

ISBN-13: 978-0140447576

 

 

 

Summary

“Originally published on the eve of the 1848 European revolutions, The Communist Manifesto is a condensed and incisive account of the worldview Marx and Engels developed during their hectic intellectual and political collaboration. Formulating the principles of dialectical materialism, they believed that labor creates wealth, hence capitalism is exploitive and antithetical to freedom.

This new edition includes an extensive introduction by Gareth Stedman Jones, Britain’s leading expert on Marx and Marxism, providing a complete course for students of The Communist Manifesto, and demonstrating not only the historical importance of the text, but also its place in the world today.”

 

Reviews

The Communist Manifesto – Monthly Review Press

“First published in London in 1848, The Communist Manifesto is one of the most important books of all time: a document which helped to define the emerging socialist movement, altered the course of world history, and is universally acknowledged to be a cornerstone of modern social thought.” read more…

 

Book Review: The Communist Manifesto – Francis Beckett

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“No philosopher’s reputation has plummeted in my lifetime as dramatically as that of Karl Marx. As late as the 1970s, it was still fashionable to claim an ideology deriving from Marx. Ambitious young politicians like John Reid and Alan Milburn called themselves socialists and even Marxists as comfortably as they later called themselves New Labour.” read more…

 

The Communist Manifesto – Roger Spalding

The Communist Manifesto was a product of the social, economic and political turmoil that characterised Europe before 1850. Both of its authors, Marx and Engels, were touched by elements of this turmoil. Karl Marx, born in 1818, came from the Rhineland, an area occupied by the French during the Napoleonic Wars. During this period the French abolished feudal restrictions, introduced religious toleration and secularised the state. Many, like Marx’s father, benefited from this liberal regime. When, after Napoleon’s defeat, the Rhineland passed under Prussian control, Hirschel Marx, Karl’s father, abandoned Judaism for Christianity to retain the right to practise as a lawyer. Friedrich Engels, born in 1820, came from a family of German industrialists: he had, therefore, first-hand knowledge of the effects of rapid industrialisation. In 1842 Engels moved to Manchester to work at the family cotton mill. This took him to the heart of the world’s first industrial nation.” read more…

 

How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren (paperback)

How_To_Read_A_BookHow to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren

Paperback: 426 pages

Publisher: Touchstone; Revised edition (August 15, 1972)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0671212095

ISBN-13: 978-0671212094

 

 

 

Summary:

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.

Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text.

Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.

Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

 

Book Reviews:

How to Read a Book – Jeremy Anderberg

“1. Open book.

2. Read words.

3. Close book.

4. Move on to next book.

Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? And in some cases, it is. If you’re reading purely for entertainment or leisure, it certainly can be that easy. There’s another kind of reading, though, in which we at least attempt to glean something of value from the book in our hands (whether in paper or tablet form). In that instance, you might be surprised to learn that it’s not as simple as opening the book and reading the words.” read more…

 

How to Read a Book: The Rules for Analytical Reading – Justin Taylor

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“Last night I pulled off my shelf Mortimer Adler’s classic, How to Read a Book. It’s been several years since I worked through the book, but a review of the underlining and written notes testify to how much it influenced me. I’ll share in a separate post a particular section that has marked me indelibly.” read more…

 

How to Read a Book – Bob Passantino

“When I first read the title of Mortimer Adler’s How to Read a Book, I wondered what book I needed to read to learn how to read How to Read a Book! All kidding aside, far from teaching basic reading skills, Adler was, instead, interested in helping people learn how to get the most out of what they read and how to know in advance how helpful a given book will be. As book review editor, I regularly follow Adler’s advice.” read more…

CCF Episode Two: Goals for 2014

In this episode, Billy and JD sit down with Jason Delgado (The Confessing Baptist), Pastor Larry Vincent (Heritage Baptist Church; Mansfield, TX.), and Michael King to discuss our goals for 2014.

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Creedal Imperative

The Creedal Imperative Paperback
by Carl R. Trueman

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CCF Episode One: Pilot Episode (Podcast)

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In this, the pilot episode, Jason Delgado of The Confessing Baptist interviews Billy Leonhart and JD Warren on the history, purpose, and future of CredoCovenant.com and CredoCovenant Fellowship.

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The book we’ll start going through:

Creedal Imperative

The Creedal Imperative Paperback
by Carl R. Trueman

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