This post (the first of two) reflects on the fears and hopes that mark new beginnings. What is there to fear for a Christian on Easter morning? What is there to fear for a parent of a newborn child? What is there to fear for a student beginning a dissertation? What is the relationship – or the difference – between fear and hope?
I am part of a community of students in theology (http://www.theologysalon.org) exploring the question: Why theology? No doubt, we all have different answers to this question. I, myself, have more than one answer. The largest and simplest answer (for me) is: Because I want to make the world a better place. It is not always [...]
Brad Bannon holds degrees in Music (BA’97), Finance (BA’97), Divinity (MDiv’06), and Philosophy (LPh’08) from Furman University, Drew Theological, and Dharmaram Vidya Ksetram (Bangalore). He is currently in his third year at Harvard Divinity School pursuing a doctorate in Comparative Theology under the direction of Frank Clooney. His research involves Sankara and Nicholas of Cusa and examines apophatic theology from the perspective of fundamental epistemology. He, his wife, Elizabeth, and their daughter, Leela, anxiously await the newest addition to their family, due in March, currently known as “Cashew.”