Thursday, December 18, 2008

Almost Done

Just finished Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 5. Wow, was that a bear. But it was also very good. The volume was mostly the letters of Hippolytus several works of Cyprian and some smallish works of Caius and Novation. Most of the writing was from around A.D. 250, from Bishops from N. Africa. Hippolytus spent his latter years in Constantinople. It was many, many hours of slugging away.

This means that I get to take off of my shelf of Greyfriars books to read, the very last volume on the shelf, Peter Craigie commentary on Deuteronomy. It is only about 400 pages and ought to go pretty quickly.

I am also finishing up Calvin's Commentary on Genesis.

Once those last two volumes are complete, I will spend a couple weeks crash reading through the NT several times and making my way through the OT again. And that will do it!

I now have the completion of my Greyfriar's reading in sight. When I get it done, hopefully by the end of the year, I will post a picture with a list of all the books. It has been a formiddable task and one I am glad to have taken on and will be even more glad to have finished.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Always Ready

Just finished Bahnsen's "Always Ready". Great book for getting a handle on pre-suppositional apologetics. Especially helpful is the last five chapters, using the presuppositional method with five real life apologetical issues.