de Chardin -1881 to 1955Pantheist,
mystic, evolutionist, contemplative
"Reflecting the all-embracing New Age philosophy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Fox credits Chardin as one of the “key” spokespersons for his creation-centered spirituality. . . . Chardin’s writings have never been officially recognized by the Catholic Church, but they have become increasingly popular over the years—not only with New Agers but also with many Catholics and Catholic leaders." Warren B. Smith, A "Wonderful" Deception, p. 111
[God is all and in all.]
"All around us, to right and left, in front and behind, above and below, we have only to go a little beyond the frontier of sensible appearances in order to see the divine welling up and showing through. But it is not only close to us, in front of us, that the divine presence has revealed itself. It has sprung up universally, and we find ourselves so surrounded and transfixed by it, that there is no room left to fall down and adore it, even within ourselves." Teilhard de Chardin, The Divine Mileu, p. 83
What I am proposing to do is to narrow that gap between pantheism and Christianity by bringing out what one might call the Christian soul of pantheism or the pantheist aspect of Christianity. - Chardin, Christianity and Evolution (New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1971), p. 56.
"The outcome of the world, the gates of the future, the entry into the super-human--these are not thrown open to a few of the privileged nor to one chosen people to the exclusion of all others. They will open only to an advance of all together, in a direction in which all together can join and find completion in a spiritual renovation of the earth..."
(The Phenomenon of Man, 1955, p. 245)