ecstacy, escape & effort

Abraham Heschel, in his book The Prophets, wrote:

Ecstacy is often due to a theology of radical transcendence. Where God is thought of as wholly above the world, indifferent to man and absent from history, inaccessible to the mind and inconceivable in any way, ecstacy arises as an effort to force one’s way towawrd Him, as an attempt to cross the abyss.

About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

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