Religion: Passionate Indifference

Is the Christ of the Gospels, imagined and loved within the dimensions of a Mediterranean world, capable of still embracing and still forming the center of our prodigiously expanded universe?

Is the world not in the process of becoming more vast, more close, more dazzling than Jehovah?

Will it not burst our religion asunder? Eclipse our God?

These questions have been asked so often in one form or another that they, and the answers to them, have become almost cliches. But the man who asked—and answered—those above was no cliche-monger. He was the late French...

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