For a number of years I have known a number of people who have been fans of Ayn Rand and her novels. Certain aspects of what they told me seemed attractive but it was only when last year I actually read and listened to her ideas on altruism that I saw how demonic and diabolical her philosophy (if one can dignify it with such a name) truly was. For truly this was not the Wisdom associated with Sophia/ Shekhinah but the lies and false teachings of Lilith.
Listening to her speak I heard the voice of the serpent in Eden. When she states that altruism of looking to and serving the Other is the greatest evil, I was horrified. That a Jewish woman should bring such damage to the World affected me deeply. How could one do a tikkun haOlam (repair of the world) for such perversion of truth.
So now I am doing a Master of Arts in Theological Studies with Glenn Morrison among my teachers and I am hoping to learn more about Levinas from someone who is connecting the Jewish and phenomenological philosophy of Levinas with Christian Theology. I have ordered Glenn Morrison's book "A Theology of Alterity: Levinas, von Balthasar and Trinitarian Praxis" and I am looking forward to reading it and learning more.