Saturday, March 08, 2008
Dr. Chopra suggests three Christs: historical, theological, cosmological. There isn't a lot of detail in the article, but certainly the idea is not new. From Origen and other early scholars to Teilhard de Chardin, the sense of a cosmic, spiritual, reality of Christ as the Savior/Reconciler of all things has been present. It's not only Pauline, but fully a part of mainstream Christianity. Now the question is whether the presence of the cosmic Christ is recovered within the Christian and Catholic core beliefs or becomes the center of another modern attempt to claim a valid gnosticism.