I am interested in your readings in Christianity.
I studied Western Theology, pretty much all on my own with a bit of rabbinic help, starting in about 1978. I started with the Hebrew Bible, the Anchor Bible Commentary book on Genesis, edited by E.A. Speiser. Then, I followed the footnotes both forward, through the rest of TaNaCH and backward, to Sumer.
I have studied up though the rest of TaNaCH, Second Temple Judaism, the New Testament, Dead Sea material, Christian and Jewish mystics, Gnosticism, and some into Sufism.
I was on a quest, and I believe I found my answers in Meister Eckhart's Grund Theology, a theology in which the ground of the individual's soul is subsumed in the ground of the soul of God. I say that I believe that I found my answers, because it took off the edge, the need to keep on searching.
I must say, this was my one consuming passion.
I do not read fiction, I do not have the patience.
Favorite non-fiction authors prior to my reading in theology were Loren Eisley, an anthropologist; May Sarton, a poet, but I read her Journals and corresponded with her; and the dean of American non-fiction writers, John McPhee, with whom I have also carried on a bit of a correspondence.
So, here, maybe we start a conversation, and then look in on the technical topics at SillyDog, to be sure that no on needs our help.
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