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Then I read the book, and realized that it is quite impossible to write anything worse.
A well-formed index and selected bibliography provide the reader with additional source material should he or she wish to explore specific topics further.
If this is the case, perhaps there is also truth in the axiom we create our own hell...not of brimstone and fire but of loneliness and despair.
Among other things, this book was a great tour of the effects of what can occur when rationalism (or any of the counter-productive self-absorbed "-isms") gets its day. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chris from Ohio
Isaiah's 5:20 warns us:
"Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for... Read more
His order in leading the reader to the best part of the book - the conclusion, is an excellent template for any lesson plan - i guess you could skip the rest of the book and go... Read morePublished on October 22, 2011 by martin ho
The fundamental issue is order or chaos? A topic of interest for Einstein and Niels Bohr, Nassim Taleb and now a Jesuit priest and professor of Political Philosophy at... Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by John Marke
That mythological works begin with man and continue on to God, wherein Schall begins with God and continues on to man, shows the author truly does know the Order of Things. Read morePublished on November 14, 2010 by Kevin Fuller
Like all of Schall's books, The Order of Things is an index of great ideas and the great books in which they can be found. Read morePublished on November 8, 2009 by m1cm4c
This book is very easy read, one which requires almost no background knowledge. The author looks at "order" in various aspects of life and faith. Read morePublished on December 17, 2008 by Bobby Bambino
Schall has written some jems over the years, but I would have to say I found The Order of Things to be my favorite so far. Read morePublished on December 12, 2008 by Dave G
I thought the back-cover praises highly exaggerated. Then I read the book, and realized that it is quite impossible to write anything worse.Published on October 10, 2008 by P. B. McCaffery