Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 26, 2014): Matter and Spirit; Christ and Charity

 

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“What is finally the most revolutionary and fruitful aspect of our present age is the relationship it has brought to light between Matter and Spirit: spirit being no longer independent of matter, or in opposition to it, but laboriously emerging from it under the attraction of God by way of synthesis and centration. 

But what is the effect, for Christian faith and mysticism, of this redefinition of the Spirit? It is simply to confer absolute reality and absolute urgency upon the double dogma on which the whole of Christianity rests, and by which it is summed up: the physical primacy of Christ and the moral primacy of Charity.” 

— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Future of Man, p. 86

 

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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2 Responses to Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 26, 2014): Matter and Spirit; Christ and Charity

  1. Pingback: Matter and spirit; Christ and charity | Teilhard Project

  2. Lynda says:

    “the physical primacy of Christ and the moral primacy of Charity.” Beautifully expressed. Thank you for sharing this.

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