From the March/April, 1999 issue of Touchstone
Catholic Where God Meets Man by Folke T. Olofsson

Where God Meets Man

The Church, the Incarnation, & the “Catholic Synthesis”

by Folke T. Olofsson

Christian belief is not a conceptual religious machine, conceived, projected, and constructed in order to meet certain human needs or fulfill various human aspirations. Nor is it an intellectual structure erected in accordance with a set of criteria endorsed by a certain age or a particular group of people. Christian belief is not a construction that may be deconstructed and reconstructed, but rather a discovery of something already given. As life is something given, which precedes any human action and exists as the prerequisite condition for any human activity, Christian belief is a discovery of the works and word . . .


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