Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (July 29, 2013): God as Poet


“From beneath the most secular experience of love (provided it be deep), from beneath the most coldly reasoned construction of the universe (provided it seek to embrace the whole of the real) there always shines through some divine emotion, and over it there passes a breath of worship. How, indeed, could it be otherwise? With its attributes of (at least relative) universality, unity, and infallibility, the Whole cannot reveal itself to us without our recognizing in it God, or the shadow of God.”

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre (2002-11-18). Christianity and Evolution (Harvest Book, Hb 276) (Kindle Locations 725-729). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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5 Responses to Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (July 29, 2013): God as Poet

  1. claire46 says:

    It is such a pleasure to receive your posts, your quotes. Thank you.

  2. Erik Andrulis says:

    Awesome. Poesis = Creation.

  3. Lynda says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.

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