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qwallath

Qwallath

Hi, I'm Oscar, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

Currently reading

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Mary Douglas
Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom

Het Land van Belofte: De legende van broeder Immanuel en de dieren (Paperback)

Het Land van Belofte: De legende van broeder Immanuel en de dieren (Paperback) - Manfred Kyber This short tale of Brother Immanuel is sweet and inspiring, expressing a Christian piety that is full of love for nature, humility, and mercy - and therefore one that stresses the most valuable aspects of the faith (in my view, as a nonbeliever).

You will have to be able to stomach a severe dose of Romanticism and gushy sweetness for this one, though. A humble priest bringing the message of love and understanding to the animal world isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea...