Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (March 3, 2014): The Incarnation and Renewal



The Incarnation is a making new, a restoration, of all the universe’s forces and powers; Christ is the Instrument, the Center, the End, of the whole of animate and material creation; through Him, everything is created, sanctified and vivified. This is the constant and general teaching of St. John and St. Paul (that most “cosmic” of sacred writers), and it has passed into the most solemn formulas of the Liturgy: and yet we repeat it, and generations to come will go on repeating it, without ever being able to grasp or appreciate its profound and mysterious significance, bound up as it is with understanding of the universe.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The Future of Man (Kindle Locations 4692-4696).

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 (March 3, 2014): The Incarnation and Renewal

  1. Lynda says:

    What a quote! One of the saddest travesties of our church is that we don’t “appreciate its profound and mysterious significance” because we repeat and repeat without opening our hearts and minds to the incredible truth that lies within the powerful words. I am so grateful that the Lord is kind and merciful and compassionate for we are given the gift of grace and yet never discover what it means. Thank you for this post.

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