Tag Archives: Henri de Lubac

The Crutch of Disbelief

Many people believe either that Christianity is nonsense or that any form of it that would be recognizable to the Christians of the past is too out of step with the age and too politically dangerous to be tolerated. They … Continue reading

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The Obedience of Faith

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21 That, it seems to me, is the synoptic analogue for Paul’s references to “the obedience of faith” in his Letter to the Romans (1:5; 16:26). As for the … Continue reading

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The anguish of Pascal

“If we want to understand the anguish of Pascal, let us make an effort to recall the critical situation created at that time for the Christian Faith by the new orientation of the human mind. Many, within the Church, suspected … Continue reading

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Liberation of man…social emancipation

For those who speak of being on the right or wrong side of history — that old Hegelian-Marxist axiom — the renown French theologian has a reminder: “‘Liberation of man,’ understood as a social emancipation, is a human undertaking which, … Continue reading

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The Human Problem…

“Without God, without this personal and transcendent God in the world, this Spirit and Father God, who reveals himself first to Abraham, to Moses and to the prophets and who is made definitively manifest in Jesus, this God of the … Continue reading

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Western Civilization and Christianity

“Let us state to begin with that our European civilization is basically Christian. It would be foolish to seek another basis for it. It is no less foolishly irresponsible than thinking we could maintain it at all costs, coping with … Continue reading

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A Sunday morning thought . . .

The great French theologian, Henri de Lubac, insisted that Christianity is deeply paradoxical. Here’s one of the paradoxes from an early twentieth century German theologian:   “No human authority, no extraneous personality, may stand between Christ and the believing subject. … Continue reading

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