Books… are like lobster shells,we surround ourselves with ‘em,then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind,as evidence of our earlier stages of development.”
- Dorothy Sayers
Welcome to the First Edition of the Lectio Letter
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Despite intending this newsletter to be about books, it has not really lived up to that hype. I suspect for most of you reading this, that is not a particular disappointment, but I thought for the sake of the few of you that were still hoping for book summaries/reviews this issue might scratch that itch.
I imagine I read at least as much as I ever have this year. Despite having the extra time with lockdown, Rachel and I, along with a team helped build curriculum and assign books for the Teleios
programme as well as contribute to a reworking of the first module of the M.A. degree
that we help staff.
I thumbed through countless books, read chapters, journal articles, web articles, to assess how useful they would be for sections of these programmes but below I’ve only included books I read the 'old fashioned way’, front to back…