Neil Douglas-KlotzResearcher, Teacher, Musician
Neil Douglas-Klotz, PhD is a renowned researcher, teacher, and musician 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. 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 and A Little Book of Sufi Stories. He also edited four collections of the work of Middle Eastern mystic Kahlil Gibran. His mystery novel set in the first century C.E. Holy Land is entitled A Murder at Armageddon.