to "Collected Essays of miriam berg"
i have collected and assembled all these writings
not because i think they're much good or very interesting
but because i wrote them, and i thought people might
be interested in seeing or reading the convolutions of
my thinking over many years. The second one, "Free Will?"
for example, i wonder if it could have been written by
anyone but an insane person. They show an unflagging
interest in philosophical reflections, as well as an
increasing use of incongruence and paradox and a steady
tendency to try to be more entertaining and even informative
especially the large number which i've written about the
gospels and the person and history of Jesus of Galilee
or Jesus of Nazareth as he is commonly called.
i present them here grouped around a series of themes
or subject areas in which i have been interested over all
these many years, and i hope you will receive them all in
the same spirit of sincerity and thirst for understanding
that i think impelled me to write them in the first place.
this collection includes all the essays i published
separately in a little booklet entitled "Essays in Theology".
Some are under the category "Theology", and the remainder
are under the category "Christianity" or "The Synoptic
and if you give up and think i'm crazy or dull and
revert to solid fare like Emerson or Mark Twain or Aldous
Huxley, i wish you well in any case. the fact that we
think in words is a miracle; and the hundreds of thousands
of available words are in itself another miracle.
miriam berg (nče John Fitz)