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If you have finished reading the book and are so inclined, please give your
Amazon. Even one-sentence reviews are appreciated.
February 15, 2010:
My apologies for the typos in the first books to come off the presses. They are
the result of rushing to get the book into print by Christmas. If you purchased
a book with typos and would like to have it replaced, just
let me know.
I’d be happy to do so.
February 19, 2011: On page 137, I contrasted the Greek words κοινωνός and
κοινωνία, while writing that the second of these "explicitly signifies an intimate
type of relationship." This is true, but a scholar was kind enough to point out
to me that so does the first word. This error is tangential and does not affect
the overall point that is made. The sentence containing the error will be
removed in future printings.
Your comments and questions are welcome, so feel free to write. I am
available for speaking engagements, but my work schedule is very active, so
please provide the date and location.
A word to critics: Please read the book before writing to
me, because we can't have a substantive discussion based on innuendo. Note that
once your words enter my inbox, they are fair game and may be posted and
refuted. Also, please document your assertions with quotations from primary
sources as I have done in this book. If you do not take the time to do this, I
probably will not take the time to reply. On the other hand, if you have
something substantive and verifiable to say, by all means, please write. I consider
people who share truth with me as friends, and unlike many, I genuinely appreciate when
people point out my mistakes. This is one of the best ways to