Renowned religious scholar, Neil Douglas-Klotz, will join us via Zoom from his home in Edinburgh to talk about his new book, Revelations of the Aramaic Jesus, which collects his 40 years of work on the radically inclusive and holistic vision offered by the words and … read more.
Speaker: Neil Douglas-Klotz
Neil Douglas-Klotz, Ph.D. is a renowned writer, teacher and artist in the fields of Middle Eastern spirituality and the translation and interpretation of the ancient Semitic languages of Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic. Living in Scotland, he was for many years the co-chair of the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion. A frequent speaker and workshop leader, he is the author of several books. His books on the Aramaic spirituality of Jesus include Prayers of the Cosmos, The Hidden Gospel, Original Meditation: The Aramaic Jesus and the Spirituality of Creation, Blessings of the Cosmos and Revelations of the Aramaic Jesus (2022). His books on a comparative view of ‘native’ Middle Eastern spirituality include Desert Wisdom: A Nomad’s Guide to Life’s Big Questions and The Tent of Abraham (with Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Sr. Joan Chittister). His books on Sufi spirituality include The Sufi Book of Life: 99 Pathways of the Heart for the Modern Dervish and A Little Book of Sufi Stories. He also edited four collections of the work of Middle Eastern mystic Kahlil Gibran. He has written a mystery novel set in the first century C.E. Holy Land entitled A Murder at Armageddon.