Anyone interested in a reading / discussion group about Fr. Ripperger's book?
#51
OK, we can get started.  I made a new subforum here:  http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/inde...,54.0.html

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#52
[url=http://"http://www.sensustraditionis.org/psychology.html#media"]Sensus Traditionis has three video interviews[/url] of Fr. Ripperger discussing his 3 volume book.

Quaestiones Disputatae, the discussion group for the [url=http://"http://iteadthomam.blogspot.com/"]Ite ad Thomam[/url] blog, [url=http://"http://groups.google.com/group/quaestionesdisputatae/browse_thread/thread/2faeb562e1965c3b"]has a thread on his book[/url]. "[url=http://"http://iteadthomam.blogspot.com/p/about.html"]Don Paco[/url]" thinks Fr. Ripperger is the [url=http://"http://www.fssp.org/"]Fraternity[/url]'s "star theologian."

Petition your local public or university library to consider purchasing the book for their collection. Tell them that according to [url=http://"http://amzn.to/jVTl8b"]this review[/url], e.g., it is the "Finest work in the field of psychology" and pray for the intercession of St. Jerome, patron of librarians, that more libraries recognize the value of this and other similar, solidly Thomist scholarly books.
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#53
I was able to get my university library to purchase it, with St. Jerome's intercession, so you might be able to, too.
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#54
So, my library's copy of Fr. Ripperger's book finally arrived. Although I've only read ~20 pages so far, I can tell you that, based on how excellently it starts, Fr. Ripperger's whole book is going to be very concise, clear, and well-organized. He gave a much, much clearer description, in about a dozen pages, of the divisions, subalternations, methods of, and relations between the sciences than, e.g., Maritain does in the first ~70 pages of his The Degrees of Knowledge! I am quite impressed by Fr. Ripperger, and, as a physicist, I never thought I would be interested in psychology, but Fr. Ripperger's same critiques of modern psychology apply modus mutandi to modern physics.
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#55
I was told that Fr. Ripperger left the Fraternity. Is this true?
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#56
(12-22-2011, 12:56 AM)Eowyn Wrote: I was told that Fr. Ripperger left the Fraternity. Is this true?

This conference that he attended last week still lists him as FSSP.

http://fssp-tulsa.org/womens-retreat-2011-12.html

He would definitely not go NO or SSPX so I am not sure where else would go unless he was starting his own order. 
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(12-22-2011, 01:59 AM)Someone1776 Wrote:
(12-22-2011, 12:56 AM)Eowyn Wrote: I was told that Fr. Ripperger left the Fraternity. Is this true?

This conference that he attended last week still lists him as FSSP.

http://fssp-tulsa.org/womens-retreat-2011-12.html

He would definitely not go NO or SSPX so I am not sure where else would go unless he was starting his own order. 

I attended this retreat and he was introduced as FSSP.  It appears that must have just been a rumor.
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#58
I recently finished Fr Ripper's book and found it excellent. For me the most interesting parts were about the 'composition' of our human nature.

I will need to read it a few more times to fully digest it.
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(12-22-2011, 01:29 PM)Scotus Wrote: I recently finished Fr Ripper's book and found it excellent. For me the most interesting parts were about the 'composition' of our human nature.

I will need to read it a few more times to fully digest it.
What I really enjoy so far are his numerous references to St. Thomas et al.
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(12-22-2011, 12:56 AM)Eowyn Wrote: I was told that Fr. Ripperger left the Fraternity. Is this true?
I am curious who started that rumor.
I think he no longer teaches at the Fraternity because his address is no longer Denten, NE. I doubt he left the Fraternity, though.
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