- Nox (7)
By Anne Carson
Oh my! Craving, no less! What would the early desert fathers and mothers have to say about that! Their ideal was a state of a-pathea...
Well, be grateful you are a Jesuit and not a hermit. At least Ignatius tried to find some way to integrate our cravings into our spiritual life. Yours happens to be Physics--let's see how reading the book of an avowed atheist (he is, isn't he?) can help you on your spiritual path. I think Guy Consolmagno has also engaged Stephen Hawkings--you might write to him and ask how you might profitably integrate what you read into your trove of knowledge. You will always be running into challenges to faith coming from the world of Science--how do you answer their objections to a belief in God?
Hi Greg. I add one more non theological book. It is again on Physics. I am so crazy about it and craving. I am sorry.
I am actually reading some books on theology, but I cant find those in the list given by aNobii, for instance the book about Naboth the Jezreelite.
"It just doesn't match." Perhaps another way to put it, however, would be, "the two realms are so complimentary!" Complimentary is a term that allows people to be themselves, and yet see how they can be in relationship to people who are quite different from themselves. A world of complimentarity is a world of balancing, harmonizing, counterpoint, and reconciliation. Perhaps that is why I like the music of Bach so much--it bring individual difference into relationship and harmonizes melodies through counterpoint. As you say, when it happens it is a miracle.
Thank you for your comment, Greg. The books you have read outnumber mine. We see now the gap of our interest. You are living in your poetry realm and I am in science. It just doesn't match. But how can we befriend for almost 10 years now? That's a miracle!!!