August 31, 2010
Last week, I received a telephone call from the head of the Religion Department at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, who asked if I would be willing to teach two sections of an introductory course on World Religions this fall. I thought about it, and, the next day, accepted the offer. With some difficulty, I managed to choose a textbook and put together a preliminary syllabus in time for the first class, which was yesterday. Because the course covers much material that is either new to me or that I have not looked at for many years, I have a lot of preparation to do. For this reason, my maintenance of this blog will undoubtedly suffer; I may post an occasional article from time to time, but it is unlikely that I will be able to answer any comments. Once the initial flood of work ebbs, I hope to be able to return to my work on Bekkos; I had hoped to get a revised edition of the Greek text of his De unione ecclesiarum finished by the end of this year; at this point, it looks like that project will probably be delayed. But, like all living creatures, I must feed myself; and I am grateful to the Department of Religion of Seton Hall University for giving me means to do so.