Mr. D. L. Hames

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Alexandria: City of the Western Mind by Theodore Vrettos
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor history, 11 April 2012
Sadly, this is a shoddy piece of history, full of inaccuracies, baseless inferences, loaded language, and bias. The 'Soul of the City' chapter, on which I'm able to comment given my research on Cyril of Alexandria, was particularly bad.

1. The works of Hypatia were not destroyed by Cyril and his monks- this is not attested in any ancient sources.
2. It's unclear why Ammonius should be described as a 'fanatic' monk for throwing a stone at Orestes, while those who capture him and beat him to death are called 'brave citizens'.
3. Constantine did not make Christianity 'compulsory for everyone in the empire'.
4. The Serapis was destroyed during Theophilus' episcopate,… Read more
Lovegig Album <a href="">Various Artists</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Lovegig Album Various Artists MP3 Download
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Put together by a dedicated crew of Durham University students, the Lovegig album is a showcase of some formidable young talent. Having been performed and produced without any of the finance or gloss of a commercial release, it's a window into the world of grassroots singers, songwriters, and musicians which would be a worthy addition to any record collection.

From the stirring opening anthem 'Wind in These Sails' to the haunting rendition of 'Amazing Grace' at the close, the album is characterised not only by its exploration of a wide range of musical genres, but also writing which deals with a depth and variety of themes with candour and humour. Adam Baring's lyric, 'I saved… Read more
Heavier Things ~ John Mayer
Heavier Things ~ John Mayer
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 6 April 2005
The first I ever heard of John Mayer was the track "Daughters". I liked it a lot. Then a friend of mine realised I had no John Mayer CDs and forced me to buy one.
I bought "Heavier Things" with no real expectations and played it. Instantly catchy, musical integrity, obvious talent, sharp lyrics. My dad and I agree: it's one of those albums that you come across just a few times in life where each track is absolutely cracking.
While the songs are singalong friendly, and no doubt the singles were huge on radio, there are some beautifully deep moments too "How come everything I think I need always comes with batteries?". This isn't throwaway pop trash, but it's not dreary and dry… Read more

Wish List

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Himalayan ~ Band of Skulls
Fading West ~ Switchfoot
Fading West ~ Switchfoot
Eberhard Jüngel: An Introduction to his Theology by J. B. Webster