Good morning/whatever, /lit/.
What book would you recommend me (I consider myself intelligent) to help me become Christian?
I've been a christian before. Then I read about Tantra and Buddhism, a lot Nietzsche, and a bunch of philosophical stuff, and I seem to me unable to believe anymore.
I want an intellectual approach to Christianism.
The gnostic gospels by Elaine pagel is considered the masterwork on gnostic history. Otherwise, being a monotheistic deist in a Unitarian church would be pretty close to a modern Gnosticism.
Yup. He's got articles online that you can read beforehand. I'm not Christian or atheist but he's the only Christian that if say thoroughly BTFOs atheist arguments about the non-existence of God
Girard, Scheler and MacIntyre to cleanse out the Nietzsche, Chesterton and Fr. Seraphim Rose to cleanse out the eastern rubbish.
Rowan Williams - The Wound of Knowledge: Christian Spirituality from the New Testament to St. John of the Cross
Denys Turner - The Darkness of God: Negativity in Christian Mysticism
St. Irenaeus - Adversus Haereses
the first chapter of the Gospel of John
Eric Voegelin - The New Science of Politics
You just recommended me two books that would position me AGAINST gnosticism? I mean, those two authors seem to criticise it. If I want to know how A is, I dont ask someone who believes B... Is this a high level of trolling?