Around the globe, Real people, Real Lives, Real Spirituality
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Robert Hunt, Interview #135
Where you live:Dallas,Texas
What you do as a vocation or avocation?I administer a program of global theological education at Perkins School of Theology, and teach courses in World Religions.
Your two favorite books:Only two? I find Terry Pratchett’s Diskworld series and P.D.James works always thought-provoking and entertaining.
Your two favorite songs:Again only two? Carrie Newcomer’s "Betty's Diner" and Sophie von Otter, “Take it With Me” (by Tom Waits, produced by Elvis Costello) Why you are interested in spirituality?I’m interested in all the ways that humans in their finitude seek and are sought by the transcendent. Because spirituality is a distinctly human phenomenon, and to me humans are really the most fascinating thing there is in all creation.
Your favorite quote:At the moment: “The universe and the facts of life are stubborn and recalcitrant and the quest for simple explanations is doomed to failure . . . . If any domain of the history of man and of his thought seems to us quite straightforward, we may be fairly certain that we are ill-informed about it or view it from a partisan standpoint.” Arthur Darby Nock
Your favorite web sites: patheos.com, Pandora.com, Your hero? Ulysses as imagined by Homer and Tennyson, Prometheus as imagined by Shelley. A spiritual lesson you hope to learn?Oddly, given the above, “to learn to be still.”
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?"At sea.