Monday, May 2, 2016
Today is the Feast Day of Saint Athanasius
In 1944 C.S. Lewis wrote an introduction to his friend's (Sister Penelope) new translation of Saint Athanasius' On the Incarnation.
From the Introduction:
His epitaph is Athanasius contra mundum, "Athanasius against the world." We are proud that our own country has more than once stood against the world. Athanasius did the same. He stood for the Trinitarian doctrine, "whole and undefiled," when it looked as if all the civilised world was slipping back from Christianity into the religion of Arius - into one of those "sensible" synthetic religions which are so strongly recommended to-day and which, then as now, included among their devotees many highly cultivated clergymen. It is his glory that he did not move with the times; it is his reward that he now remains when those times, as all times do, have moved away.
Some Saint Athanasius Resources:
A biographical lecture by John Piper
A free PDF biographical book by John Piper from which the above lecture is taken.
A short biography on EWTN's website
Christian Classics Ethereal Library - a great resource with free downloadable books, audio, etc.
An electronic copy of On the Incarnation with Lewis's introduction
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The graphic above says it all. Visit their website for more information.
I suppose there is certain criteria to qualify as an independent bookstore and in order to be listed on their website I suppose you must also sign up. The Frederick area has only one bookstore listed, the Curious Iguana. I have purchased at least one book there and have been in a few times, it is a nice little shop downtown. I would think Wonder Book qualifies as well. And of course there are many independent bookstores that have online shopping available.
Make your plans now to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day!