December 17th, 2020

Wednesday Reads & Mystical Theology



Wednesday Reads & Mystical Theology

The Second Book of Kings/Old Testament/Bible

'Late Medieval Mysticism Of The Low Countries' [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

'John Ruusbroec: The Spiritual Espousals And Other Works' [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

'The Spiritual Writings of Denis the Carthusian' Translated into English by Ide M. Ni Riain

'The Eastern Orthodox Church: A New History' by John Anthony McGuckin

'The First One Hundred Years of Christianity: An Introduction To Its History, Literature, And Development' by Udo Schnelle Translated By James W. Thompson

'"Beatus Vir" Commentary On the Davidic Psalms' Psalms 1-25 Volume 1 by Denis The Carthusian Translation & Introduction by Andrew M. Greenwell

'Psalms: A Critical And Expository Commentary With Doctrinal And Practical Remarks' by William S. Plumer

'Foreign Affairs' A Novel by Alison Lurie

'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk-Selected Stories of Nikolai Leskov' Translated from the Russian by Donald Rayfield

'The Diaries of Emilio Renzi-The Happy Years' by Ricardo Piglia Translated by Robert Croll

"[1] The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
[2] Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
[3] Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
[4] Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
[5] I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
[6] Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
[7] Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?" Song of Solomon 1:1-7
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the quiddity of God

It is 2:22 PM Thursday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is another bitter cold gray day. At least it has not snowed this week.

I got up this morning around 6:40 AM. I got up downloaded the video I filmed last night before I went to bed. After I downloaded a video I got a bottle of cold water and sat in my chair with the goal of waking up inside a icy cold death flow. Carol wanted oatmeal for breakfast, so I made a pot of oatmeal. I ate my oatmeal and then wrote in my paper diary.

A friend called me around 8:30 AM this morning asking if I could pick him and give him a ride to his place. So around 9:20 AM I drove to where my friend was waiting and drove him to his place. When I got home I decided to leave the house and visit thrift stores in search of used books to ADD to our library-I bought these used books today at Goodwill, Bibles For Mexico, Action House, and Salvation Army thrift stores-

'Love & Treasure' historical fiction by Ayelet Waldman

'Flora' A novel by Gail Godwin

'The Quest for Mary Magdalene' nonfiction by Michael Haag

'Karl Barth & Evangelicalism' by Gregory G. Bolich

'The Loon: Voice of the Wilderness' Written and Illustrated by Joan Dunning

'Lincoln On Democracy: His Own Words, with Essays by America's Foremost Civil War Historians' Edited And Introduced By Mario M. Cuomo & Harold Holzer

'The Great Halifax Explosion' nonfiction by John U. Bacon

'Richard Nixon: The Man Behind The Mask' nonfiction/political biography by Gary Allen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Allen

'To See You Again' short stories by Alice Adams

'Bicycle Diaries' memoir by David Byrne

When I got home from my travels Josie was here with Carol. I ate lunch and then I came here to write in my online diaries. Not much else to report so I will close to drift.

old diary entries tagged The Classics of Western Spirituality-
https://crookedfingers.livejournal.com/2011/02/21/
https://crookedfingers.livejournal.com/2011/02/22/
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