Review or discuss Msgr Glenn's 'Apologetics'

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Review or discuss Msgr Glenn's 'Apologetics'

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Jan 9, 2017, 12:10pm

Although 30 members are reported as owning this interesting book, and the rating is 4, at this date no review has been posted, nor any conversation. I write in the hopes of encouraging Catholic non-fiction book reviews and conversation in general, as well as hoping more Apologetic books will be entered in this group and perhaps in a new group for other Catholic non-fiction. As much as I like the current system of entering reviews specifically in the book summary page, it's hard to find the reviews unless you know a book's title or author, and even then the search can be time consuming and the results fragmented because so many good books have multiple editions listed separately (see my separate post on Chesterton's Orthodoxy in the book discussion group).
Rt Rev Msgr Paul Glenn wrote Apologetics in 1931 as a class manual "in the Philosophy of the Catholic Religion." For that reason alone I was drawn to the book, because I've been a bit dismayed by Pope Benedict's writing that there is no Catholic Philosophy, and wonder how other members view this.
The contents of the book are straight-forward in four sections:
God: His existence, nature, and actions
Religion: It's nature and Revelation
Jesus: Redeemer, True God, and True Man
I admit I haven't read too far here--I keep going back and forth to the Kreeft Apologetics, but I'd be very grateful for comments that encourage me to keep reading and thinking.

Jan 28, 2017, 10:47am

>2wonderY- I am very grateful that you responded, but I'm not sure what your post means (or your intent). I would appreciate your further comment, and especially on one or more of the following (somewhat related) questions on the book summary page:
-is there a shortcut to find mentions (other than scrolling all through the thread)?
-what is meant by a published review? (hard copy, or posted at another site/) could we enter a link to a review here?
-what is meant by vote?

Jan 30, 2017, 7:43am

I was just allowing the thread to link to the book you want to discuss.

on your other questions

No shortcut that I know of, drat it.

Here's the wiki page that explains published reviews.

Where in particular do you see the opportunity to vote?

Jan 30, 2017, 8:19am

Good morning, thanks. I'm embarrassed to say I found (I think) the vote icon about mid-way down the left side of a screen with two other options displayed near it--but I cannot remember which screen.
I'm trying to remember what I was reading that day:
common knowledge?
St Anthony, please help me find it, so I can reply here.

Jan 30, 2017, 8:23am

Are you perhaps referencing the thumbs up, thumbs down feature of published reviews? That is just a shortcut way for whoever adds the review to characterize what the reviewer thought of the book.

Jan 30, 2017, 8:56am

Again, thank you for comment, and thanks to St Anthony. The vote icon (actually, just the word vote as a link to ?) appears in each book summary page (I think) below the table that shows LT recommendations of similar books.
Well, at least I can say I just found the vote link on the edition of Cardinal Sheen's book that I own The Seven Last Words.
Usually I am reluctant to go wandering around in software content that I don't know anything about (because I seldom can fix the problems I cause) but I suppose I'm now about to go back and select the vote link/icon and see what happens. And perhaps it will be self-explanatory.
But this gives rise to another question, if you'd be so kind as to consider: it seems the only data for members owning, comments, ratings, mentions, etc is scattered all through the various separate editions of each book- and some of these seem obviously erroneous and invalid.
Is there any way to find a summary for all editions (other than doing it manually)?

Jan 30, 2017, 9:36am

Check the editions link on the left hand column, but it sounds like you want more than just the title and isbn. Perhaps there is a combination issue that needs to be fixed. Links and specifics would be helpful, and perhaps posting your questions in either the Combiners group or the Common Knowledge group. There is a dedicated group of members eager to help sort out these issues.

Jan 30, 2017, 11:24am

Thank you--another voting opportunity (on spams?). Have you ever looked at the list of editions for Ben16's Jesus of Nazareth?
Page after page, 1 member only. How does that happen?
Could you comment on how to find Combiners? I got to Common Knowledge ok.

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