Saturday, September 17, 2011

Philosophia Perennis, Prisca Theologia

The New Begining peers into a world-view as fascinating as it is ultimately frightening — An alternative traditional conservatism for a post-Christian world?

Mentioned in a link is Nicolás Gómez Dávila, whom Martin Mosebach said understood "the Catholic Church, which he did not regard as simply one of several Christian confessions, but as the great collecting tank of all religions, as the heiress of all paganism, as the still living original religion."

Likewise, Henri-Marie Cardinal de Lubac said in Catholicism: Christ and the Common Destiny of Man, "To see in Catholicism one religion among others, one system among others, even if it be added that it is the only true religion, the only system that works, is to mistake its very nature, or at least to stop at the threshold. Catholicism is religion itself."

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

"Catholicism is religion itself."


C. S. Lewis moves in this direction as well. though for him I think he's using a small "c".

September 17, 2011 at 10:23 AM  

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