One of our members, a deacon in Florida, asked whether we would be willing to host a virtual reading circle on John Crosby's book, The Personalism of John Henry Newman, for members living to far away to come to our local gatherings. This seemed to us worth trying. If it works, we can try it with other books too—not necessarily books that we know particularly well or that fall within our field of expertise, but just books that interest us and are somehow related to personalism. I'm thinking of things like
These are just of the top of my head, and I'd love to hear other suggestions. Ideally we'd find some titles that several people are interested in. Reading intellectually challenging books is much easier and more rewarding when you're doing it with friends.
We'll start by giving an overview or introduction to each chapter of the text, highlighting the parts I find most interesting or thought-provoking. And then those interested in following along can jump in with question or comments. We'll see how it goes. (Again, let me know.)