Raymond Creed

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 61% (28 of 46)
Location: England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,289,065 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 46
A Christian Lesbian Journey: A Continuation of Lon&hellip by Darlene Bogle
I'm afraid this is a book that didn't do for me. Left to itself I'd be unconvinced that there could be any possibility of ever reconciling an active lesbian lifestyle. with Biblical Christianity. Instead. it would totally reinforce the view that any attempts to effect such a reconciliation would be the equivalent of endlessly trying to jam a square peg into a round hole. So why did I find this book so unconvincing? Partly it was a matter of style. I found its high voltage emotionalism rather uncongenial, but this was not the main issue. Rather as a UK-based Christian who enjoys an excellent friendship with a lesbian couple in America, I came to have some very serious reservations about its… Read more
Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Gr&hellip by Jonathan Kay
4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Analysis

`Among The Truthers' (by the professional journalist Jonathan Kay) is a reasonable book focussing upon some very unreasonable people who entertain potentially lethal ideas. It employs historical evidence and in-depth interviews to explore the labyrinthine maze that is America's `Conspiracist Underground.' Especially insightful was the connection drawn between Conspiracy Theory and `The Protocols of Zion' - the infamous forgery which provided the ideological basis for the Holocaust. These awful roots would suggest that an extremely wary stance needs to be taken toward any Conspiracy Theory. If left unchallenged Conspiracy Theories have the potential to worsen any already… Read more
A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousan&hellip by Diarmaid MacCulloch
18 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Introduction
If I could give this work four and a half out of five I would. The impressed emerged that the author would have loved to a gossipy court historian in the Ancient or Byzantine world. He's a worthy successor to the fourth century church historian Eusebius.

First impression
This work would be a useful door stop, I wondered whether I'd have time to read it

Strengths
The main strengths of this work are its: -
1) Considerable research and erudition
2) A skilled use of resources
3) Many fresh ideas and originality of viewpoint
4) Keen analytical qualities
5) Enthusiastic love of his subject
6) Witty, engaging and… Read more

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