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Michael

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Difficult English translation

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-05

If you can follow an archaic English version this one is for you.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Poor translation

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out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-05

Archaic Elizabethan English. Its a chore.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Well done

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-05

This little book, though clearly from a Christian prespective, does present the well established historical facts agreed to by all scholars, both Christian and otherwise, that demonstrate the inaccuracies of the Da Vinci Code. A good example is Brown's references to the Dead Sea scrolls, to which many other examples could be added. There is not much real dispute as to who has history on their side. Interestingly enough, those who dismiss this booklet offer no actual evidence that The Da Vinci code is a reliable historical account, nor point to any books in its defense from any scholarly perspective. When the liberal "Jesus Seminar" and the conservative Jerry Falwell agree on something (i.e. The Da Vinci Code is without a factual basis) you are likley on safe ground, and this booklet does catalogue the errors thereof effectively. For a short effective rebutal you need look no further.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Well done

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-05

Those looking for exposure to Plato will find this abridged version of The Republic a good starting point. The translation is modern and the reader's voice is well suited for the task.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Recommended with some reservations

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-05

Monotone voice makes listening to this book a tedious process. Also, the translation is a little archaic. On the other hand, Aristotle is obviously an important historical figure and those looking for exposure will do OK with this rendition despite the weaknesses.

Excellent

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out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-05

Excellent introductory apologetics.

8 of 15 people found this review helpful