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Author QuotedHenri Lubac, De
Title QuotedTeilhard de Chardin: The Man and His Meaning / transl. R. Hague
Date (Year/Month/Day)1967/06/25
ImprintNew York : [s.n.]. 1965
QuotationI am reading De Lubac's book on Teilhard de C. - Commonweal has asked for a review. Maybe I should not have accepted - I've been doing too many reviews. But it is interesting. And I need to understand T. In many ways I find him "sympathique," but I can't get excited about his mystique, though it has its good points. It strikes me as a bit romantic, and all the queer neologisms - super-Christ, christic center, hominization of the cosmos etc. and the basic activism involved seem to me to give a very tinny kind of a sound when you tap on them to see what they are like. Maybe the book will finally make him quasi-established. He is in fact very much part of a certain kind of establishment thinking.
Quotation SourceLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 254
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