Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Fr. Pavlac's day job is that of the Heerve A. LeBlanc Distinguished Service Professor and chair of the History department at King's College. I have just received a copy of his A Concise Survey of Western Civilization. I have read it in manuscript form, as have a number of our ordination track people, who would join me in saying that it is indeed concise, but also enlightening, well-organized, and not given to the pretense of relativism. That is, the author knows that perception is motivated by many things, and gives us not just data, but an account of human relating. The glossary is extremely useful and is a kind of mini-course in itself.
Now that this book is in printed form, we have a textbook for the pre-ordination process that not only meets the canonical requirements but is also a joy to read for everyone! You can find it on Amazon.
I think you will enjoy reading it.