Category Archives: Spirituality

A Good Friday/Easter reflection on the promise of paradise

On this Good Friday, and with a quarantined Easter coming, I offer some thoughts about the so-called “thief on the cross” and Jesus’ statement to him “Today you shall be with me in paradise.” This story comes from Luke 23:39-43. … Continue reading

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Savary-wrap up

Teilhard de Chardin’s spirituality as expressed in Louis Savary’s Teilhard de Chardin-The Divine Milieu Explained has been my latest reading project. I need to wrap it up today. Teilhard is valuable for his spiritual vision. I react to it in … Continue reading

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Savary-evolution, incarnation, and the cone

I started out reading Savary’s explanation of The Divine Milieu while rereading the original alongside it. I have to admit that under the pressure of time, I have lately just been reading Savary’s explanation. So what I write below is … Continue reading

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Savary-sur-animation the end of above/below theology

Louis Savary’s title Teilhard de Chardin-The Divine Milieu Explained: A Spirituality for the 21st Century is important. One of its values is that he really does explain some of Teilhard’s more obscure terms. An example is sur-animation. It is a … Continue reading

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Savary-omega beyond passivities

I continue to work through Louis Savary’s Teilhard de Chardin: The Divine Milieu Explained. I am not persuaded that all creation, including mater, has a psychic element. So some of Teilhard’s ideas about the Cosmic Christ seem to me more … Continue reading

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Savary-Teilhard’s fourth way

People often assume that there is a contradiction between religious devotion and passionate involvement in this world. Louis Savary in Teilhard De Chardin: The Divine Milieu Explained summarizes the options that arise from this assumption. If those who live life … Continue reading

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Savary-action, passion and the threat of diminishment

In Teilhard de Chardin: The Divine Milieu Explained, Louis Savary asks readers to consider their daily lives in terms of their activities, passivities, and what contributes to spiritual advancement or diminishment. Teilhard made a distinction between activities and passivities. Activities … Continue reading

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Savary-metaphorical evolution, attraction, and spiritual formation

Louis Savary, in Teilhard de Chardin: The Divine Milieu Explained, sets forth two premises for Teilhard’s work. These are spelled out more in Teilhard’s book, The Phenomenon of Man, but they underlie The Divine Milieu. His first premise was that … Continue reading

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Savary-Teilhard de Chardin’s Total Christ

I am reading Teilhard de Chardin The Divine Milieu Explained by Louis M. Savary at the same time as I am rereading The Divine Milieu itself. Savary’s book is aimed at people interested in spirituality. His idea is that Teilhard’s … Continue reading

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the thinking particle

Well, I have a late summer vacation to the State Fair and to Branson over the next week. Then I should be free to blog consistently for three or four weeks before family events in late September and early October … Continue reading

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