Apo(cata)phatic Interplay: An Analysis of the Role of Apophatic Theology and the Interplay Between Apophatic and Cataphatic Theologies in Pseudo-Dionysius’ Mystical Theology.
Done. 26 pages. And the best part of it? I promised myself I’d listen to Madonna’s AMERICAN LIFE album for the entire duration of writing and editing the paper. And I did. I LOVE the album, it’s amazing, and it kept me going – along with a few of my friend Peter’s Mountain Dews. I’m sort of proud of my last paragraph. I basically sat down and wrote 26 pages of bullshit and I’ll let you know how that works out for me, but here is my last paragraph:
After proceeding down the ladder of affirmations with his readers, Dionysius returns with them, ascending the ladder of negations and leaving them on the summit of Mt. Sinai, standing with Moses, in the brilliant darkness of the hidden presence of God. Everything is silent. Words do not work anymore, and images fall short as well. Dionysian spirituality ends in silence, the goal being radical oneness and union with the Ineffable God.
A group of us are now heading off to the D-Bar. A night of celebration. I’m over half of the way done. One Hebrew exam and another paper…just 15pgs this time. AMEN.