Nekid Entente

A friend of mine, who wishes to remain anonymous, has begun a new blog about The Cloud of Unknowing, called A Nekid Entente unto God. The URL is www.throughother.wordpress.com. In his own words,

I am recording, anonymously, thoughts for myself that might interest a very few others as I try to come to terms with The Cloud of Unknowing through reading, reflection, and witnessing. We get by perfectly well without knowing the author of The Cloud. So it matters all the less that anyone know or bother to fret about who is writing this blog.

He’s only been at it for a few days now, but the first few posts look most promising. My friend is a better philosopher (and philologist) than I am, and so he’s digging into the language of The Cloud, using the original Middle English text. Granted, a bit geekier than what I do, but interesting and containing real substance.

I’ve already had one person on Facebook ask if this is me writing anonymously. No, it’s not. It’s someone I know in person through the monastery in Conyers. He’s a he (!) and is a layperson. And that’s all I’m going to say about him. :-)

Go check out the blog. And add it to your blogroll.

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  • http://brazenbird.wordpress.com Tana Schott

    Thanks Carl for the referral to another blog that makes me think!

  • Tony

    I just found an old copy of The Cloud of Unknowing this weekend at a used bookstore. Despite already having a copy, I couldn’t resist leaving it there on the shelf! Thanks Carl for pointing out your anonymous friend’s blog- what great timing!

  • http://detheologized.wordpress.com John Anngeister

    Thanks Carl – it looks weighty and worthy.

  • rodney neill

    As a regular reader of your blog from Northern Ireland I hope you have a really good time!

  • I-Don’t-Know What

    “This is a blog undertaken with the most cautious skepticism as to its worth. It may prove to be, in the end, nothing more than an evasion of the very object it pretends to subserve. I am recording, anonymously, thoughts for myself that might interest a very few others as I try to come to terms with The Cloud of Unknowing through reading, reflection, and witnessing.”

    The author of the blog has already identified it’s folly. Example:

    “this exercise … cannot be attained by intellectual study or through the imaginative faculty” , yet, this is exactly what the blog tries to accomplish.

    I have found that, “Mystical Theology:The Glosses by Thomas Gallus and the Commentary of Robert Grosseteste on De Mystica Theologia”- Peeters-Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations very helpful and in fact, indispensible.

  • http://paganmonastic.wordpress.com paganmonastic

    Hi Carl. Thank you for flagging this up…..having determinedly cut down my blog subscriptions over the past couple of months, I’ve added this one with enthusiasm. Yes, he’s *definitely* more geeky than I’m used to, but its good thought-provoking stuff. Thanks again


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