18 May The Monstrosity of Christ | Love Wins | What is God?
I was at the bookstore this evening, strolling around by myself. It was quite nice. I miss it. I strolled over to the Philosophy section, then the Religion section, looking for three specific books. I found them and sat down to read. I dug into one, glanced through another, and read a couple pages of the introduction of the third. I wanted to impulsively buy all three, which I’ve been known to do, but I decided not to. Reading these three books tonight helped further my motivation for a PhD. It’s interesting because none of them had anything to do with Psychology, but mostly philosophy and religion. But see, what I think I want to do is find a way to bring a more spiritually humane aspect to psychotherapy and how we try and understand human beings psychologically. I certainly wouldn’t be the first to do this but there is obviously still study and discussion to be had.
Anyway, I wanted to share these three books here, and hopefully they will soon be in the sidebar as books I am currently reading.
1. The Monstrosity of Christ edited by Creston Davis | a discussion between atheist philosopher Slavoj Zizek and theologian John Milbank.
2. Love Wins by Rob Bell | a book asking questions and offering responses to the question of heaven and hell “and the fate of everyone who ever lived.”
3. What is God? by Jacob Needleman | sort of a personal memoir of Needleman’s journey as a philosopher into the divine. I have really grown to enjoy this author’s prose, thought process, and playful vulnerability.