Thursday, 29 March 2012
Quite by chance I plucked Daphne Hampson's After Christianity from the shelf, and it has proved to be one of those books which makes your mind go "Ping!" as you read it. Although starting from a position which is not where I am (feminist theology), it ended up seeming to articulate all sorts of things which I recognized as inchoately present in my own mind. Among other things, its carefully presented non-dualist position offers a bridge between God and Zen, and demonstrates a possible path for losing the parts of Christianity I can no longer accept while retaining the parts I am reluctant to leave behind.