Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Nod to Chinese Paganism

    [I]t would be in our opinion a misuse of Scripture to judge all "paganism"—an immense and infinitely diverse reality—solely on the anathemas launched by St. Paul against a perverted society which he had before him in the great cities of the Greco-Roman world. "Chinese mythology," as Fr. Henri Bernard, following Ricci, remarks, for example, "has never been tarnished by the licentious accounts that dishonoured the Greek or Roman Pantheon."
So wrote Henri-Marie Cardinal de Lubac in Catholicism: Christ and the Common Destiny of Man.

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