Sunday, January 22, 2006

On Not Being A Sausage

The name of my blog (should it be 'blog as an abbreviation of "weblog"?) derives from The Teachings of Silvanus, a noncanonical early Christian wisdom text found in the Nag Hammadi Library but alas without numbers.

A teacher admonishes an initiate:-

Do not be a sausage which is full of useless things.

Seems like a good motto for a new blog at the beginning of 2006.

The entire text is easy to read and full of practical advice about the means whereby one can "return to your First Father God and Wisdom your Mother." It also contains wisdom Christology some of which derives from the Wisdom of Solomon and some from the type of wisdom hymn that emerges in Philippians 2.

An excellent example of the vitality of wisdom traditions in Christianity after the time of the New Testament and outside the canon!

1 comment:

Rev Dr Mom said...

I love the name, and it inspires me to go read Silvanus. Thanks, and I look forwar to reading more.