Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 14, 2013): Reason and Miracles


“God is knowable by human reason. And yet, the miracle is absolutely necessary, not only because it is needed in apologetics, but also for the joy it brings to our hearts: the heart cannot find complete rest in a God whom it does not feel to be stronger than anything that exists. How are we to succeed in apprehending the presence of the divine current beneath the continuous web of phenomena—the creative transcendence through evolutive immanence?”

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre (2002-11-18). Christianity and Evolution (Harvest Book, Hb 276) (Kindle Locations 324-328). 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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3 Responses to Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (October 14, 2013): Reason and Miracles

  1. Erik Andrulis says:

    “God is knowable by human reason.” Indeed I am. Had I not made Myself the Mind to know Myself, I would never have made My Mind.

  2. Lynda says:

    We can certainly “know” God with head knowledge but when God transcends the everyday and speaks to each of us in different ways, then we truly “know” God in our heart of hearts and that is transformational.

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