Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (November 18, 2013): Mystery of the Incarnation

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“The present religious crisis derives from the antagonism between the God of supernatural revelation on one side and the great mysterious figure of the universe on the other; in consequence there will be no permanent peace for our faith unless we succeed in understanding that God and the cosmos are not real enemies—that there is no opposition between them—but that what is possible is a conjunction between the two stars whose pull in opposite directions may well tear apart our souls. If we are to convert the earth and give it peace, today, we must see and make our fellow-men see that it is God himself who is pulling them and making his influence felt on them through the unifying process of the universe. Is such an enterprise possible? Of course it is; but on one condition, that we understand with all the necessary realism the mystery of the Incarnation.”

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre (2002-11-18). Christianity and Evolution (Harvest Book, Hb 276) (Kindle Locations 809-815). 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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One Response to Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (November 18, 2013): Mystery of the Incarnation

  1. Lynda says:

    Always “it is God” in everything – God and only God who makes all things possible. I cannot expect that I will understand the “mystery of the Incarnation” until I meet Christ face to face and then no explanation will be necessary. For now, it is enough to “know” in my heart.

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