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Hymn of the Universe Paperback – June, 1969


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 157 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins College Div; 1ST edition (June 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061319104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061319105
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,126,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Brian Wallace (Co-author of It's Not Your Hair) on March 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
A classic work of mysticism worth returning to time and time again. Explores the interconnectedness of the world in a vibrant, fresh style that proves eternal.
If only more Catholics could give up the dogma and go with the hymn...
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 9, 2003
Format: Paperback
This work describes the power and deep levels of an encounter
with God as told by de Chardin. The reality is that the divine
power of God has influence over the affairs of man.
Here is a popular quotation by de Chardin:
' Blessed be you, universal matter, immeasureable time,
boundless thee triple abyss of stars and atoms and generations; you who by overflow and dissolving our narrow standards or
measurement reveal to us the dimensions of God '
The power of Christ traverses the time line. In addition,
the perfection of the human spirit lies in our personality
not individuality. Love itself brings human beings to perfect
completion in the Divine Order.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "paganraver" on April 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
I have read this book five or six times, and each time i read it, I discover something new that i never noticed before. It talks a lot about relationships between things that happen in the universe, and is a great book... One of the best i have ever read. Allthough, it is a bit more advanced.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Didaskalex VINE VOICE on April 9, 2006
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"To interpret adequately the fundamental position of the Eucharist in the economy of the world ... it is, I think, necessary that Christian thought and Christian prayer should give great importance to the real and physical extensions of the eucharistic presence..." Teilhard de Chardin, Mon Univers

Eucharistic Presence:

Edward Schillebeeckx, the eminent Dutch theologian says, "The basis of the entire eucharistic event is Christ's personal gift of himself to his fellow men, and within this, to the Father. This is quite simply his essence-"The man Christ Jesus is the one giving himself" (1 Tim. 2:6). The eternal validity of his history on earth resides in this....The Eucharist is the sacramental form of this event, Christ's giving of himself to the Father and to men. It takes the form of a commemorative meal in which the usual secular significance of the bread and wine is withdrawn and these become bearers of Christ's gift of himself-"

Paleontologist's Meditation:

Fr de Chardin, a Paleontologist in the midst of an expedition out in the Ordos desert, China, in 1923 desired to share the Eucharistic offering on the feast of the Transfiguration, as a Catholic priest. Failing to offer the Mass, he turned to mystical meditation on the radiant presence of Christ in the universe. His thoughts dwelled, to experience his faith in the mystery of the Eucharist as the omnipresence of the divine Word, expressing his feelings in a cosmic hymn. "When Christ comes to one of his faithful, it is not simply in order to commune with him as an individual;...words extend beyond the morsel of bread ... to the whole mystical body of Christ.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Krommer on September 11, 2009
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Tielhard de Chardin provides a lift to the soul...this book is a gift to the spirit. I recommend it for anyone who appreciates creation and finds God in it.
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