Today I had an unexpected treat — theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer, renowned (some would say notorious) in the 1960s because of his association with the “Death of God” controversy, visited the monastery and stopped by the Abbey Store. Although I can’t claim to be that well read in regard to his work, I do have a sense that his notion of “Christian atheism” may have many points of connection with my notion of “holy agnosis” and, of course, the apophatic tradition within Christian mysticism. Anyway, it was an honor to meet him — he’s quite a charming and affable fellow.
Is God dead? Or perhaps just hiding?
December 6, 2011 by 6 Comments