I will probably say this time and again, but I am finding it so hard to believe that my time here is coming to a close!
The summer semester (April-July) flew by, and I meant to, but somehow never did post about what I studied in Munich this semester. I took:
- German Intensive Course
- “Genesis” – Lecture
- “Theories of Religious Development” – Lecture and Tutorium
- “Thinking Mysticism” – Religious Studies Seminar
- “Ethiopia in Christian Perspectives” – Church History and New Testament Seminar
I read mystical texts from ancient Hindu and Buddhist philosophers and 15th C Christianity. I learned about an ancient Orthodox tradition that still exists today in Ethiopia. I revisited familiar theories and learned new ones that shed light on human processes of growth. I sharpened my German skills. I pretended to know Hebrew. It has been quite a semester!
|A photo of me in the entrance hall at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität,
which was under construction until April of this year.
Now we can finally see it in all its beauty!
This week is the last week of classes and exam week. I took one exam today and have one more tomorrow.
After that, I have three weeks left in Germany to enjoy, travel a bit more, and prepare for the return. (I definitely won’t be able to fit my belongings into the two suitcases I brought with me…) So, there’s time enough to figure that all out.
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Good luck wrapping up your semester. I know it will be tough to leave after such an amazing adventure. Have a great last few weeks. Call me when you get home. I'm excited to have you back in town, even for just a little while!