Later, however, philosophers became attracted to the cryptic, and Aristotle’s esoteric writings made a comeback. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.Reale talks about why the “esoteric” is so popular. When I was at Jewish Theological Seminary, Jacob Milgrom seemed to contend that God was giving Moses inside-knowledge that the other Israelites did not receive. The are often repressed beyond normal decency, and as a result they are in a “presexual” stage of development.– what psychologists refer to as “latency/” In other words, out of a fear of sex, they have regressed to preadolescents, and they are feeling and acting like twelve-year-olds instead of adults who have gone through adolescence and figured all of that out.
Then men become passionate about the recondite and the mysterious.Exodus 33-34 is significant because Moses was seeing something of the glory of God, as God proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, yet by no means clearing the guilty, but visiting the iniquity of the parents upon the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation” (Exodus 34:6-7). I’ve heard Christians interpret Psalm 103:7 in light of esotericism. Why should Charlie Anderson say things that he does not truly believe? And yet, I thought that the prayer did not consider certain important details: the things that brought the food that were outside of Charlie’s control, such as rain.