Theogenesis: Acentric Theology

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Reduced to elemental terms, THEOGENESIS is about the universal dynamic of communication, consciousness, conscience and wisdom. These correlate to each other as cause and effect. The dynamic of evolution in enlarging wisdom is by way of TRIMORPHIC RESONANCE, the continued harmonizing of faith, hope and love, by way of communication, consciousness and conscience the process of Symbiotic Evolution. If NOVOGENESIS is about communication, and METAGENESIS is about consciousness, and THEOGENESIS is about conscience, then CHRISTOGENESIS is about wisdom. And what is wisdom? It is Eucharistic Altruism, the intentional giving-over of self to other in interests of common wellbeing. Ultimately, faith/ hope/ love come to Eucharistic Altruism. Evolutions trajectory (cogitata perficiendo, cogitando sic perfecta) is forward toward altruism, self-reflective CHRISTOGENESIS the intentional choosing to be sacrificial. This is the point and purpose, not just of Christianity, but of Natures Symbiotic Altruism, other-directed what is the authentic conscience of faith and reason, common to all authentic religion.
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FROM THE AUTHOR How could anyone, except a naïve person, dare to take on medieval culture and Catholic history, but especially, a non-professional Roman Catholic lay person? When I chose the life work of reconciling faith and reason (back in 1957), I couldn't really know the magnitude of the challenge; thirteen books later is an indicator. "THEOGENESIS, Acentric Theology" book thirteen, is the last take on my faith journey. I come to this conclusion: the Roman Catholic Church is cemented in time with one foot planted in Medievalism and the other in Postmodernity. The church's dogmatic fixation in dualism, centrism and sexism is the medieval foot, the cosmology, philosophy and theology of the Councils of Trent and the First Vatican. The Second Vatican Council represents the step forward into Postmodernity. But, the medievalists still have a foot stoutly planted in medieval pietism. The last two popes, John Paul II and Benedict XVI have been collaborating (co-conspiring?) to frustrate Vatican II Liberation Theology in favor of commercial pietism. Totally out-of-balance, the church seems unable to move either foot, and the laity is utterly frustrated with a church that cannot find its way. The Wheel of History doesn't stop. Nor can people allow themselves to be dragged down by an out-of-touch church. As the Latin writer Lothair I says, “tempora mutantur et nos mutamur in illis” (times change and we change within them). And so it is. The POETREE Trilogies witness the changing times and how we are changing in them. A way of reconciliation and liberation is presented that keeps the best of history, but which is future oriented. Sylvester L Steffen

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Jun 20, 2012
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