Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (February 24, 2014): The Incarnation and Transformation


“At the source of its developments an operation was called for, transcendent in order, to graft the person of a God onto the human cosmos, under conditions that are mysterious but physically governed . . . Et Verbum caro factum est. This was the Incarnation. From this first and fundamental contact between God and the human race—which means in virtue of the penetration of the Divine into our nature—a new life was born: an unlooked for magnification and “obediental” extension of our natural capabilities— grace . . . Grace is the unique sap that starts from the same trunk and rises up into the branches, it is the blood that courses through the veins under the impulse of one and the same Heart, the nervous current that is transmitted through the limbs at the dictate of one and the same Head: and that radiant Head, that mighty Heart, that fruitful Stock, must inevitably be Christ. . .”

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The Future of Man (Kindle Locations 4685-4691).

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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1 Response to Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (February 24, 2014): The Incarnation and Transformation

  1. Lynda says:

    Yes, grace is at the inception and at the centre. Teilhard expresses this so beautifully. “Et Verbum caro factum est.”. And the world changed forever. We are so blessed. Thank you.

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