I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but I made a slight alteration to the name of the blog a couple of weeks ago. From time-to-time I get questions from people regarding the name. “Theosophical” is a hybrid of “theology” and “philosophy,” but unfortunately there is a religious group that uses the name: the International Theosophical Society. I say “unfortunately” because there is little overlap between Theosophy and what I am espousing on this blog, and I do not want anyone thinking I am associated with them.
I first heard the term “theosophical” when I was in seminary. It was used to describe the confluence of theology and philosophy. That was before I ever heard of the Theosophical Society, and I didn’t think they should own such a great term!
Needless to say, I decided I would hyphenate theosophical as “theo-sophical” to help distance my blog from any association with Theosophy. In case you were wondering….