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Christianity Islam: Perspectives on Esoteric Ecumenism, A by Frithjof Schuon

By Frithjof Schuon

Schuon's articles at the courting among Christianity and Islam have profound implications within the box of inter-religious discussion. numerous thought-provoking chapters shed gentle, from an inward size, upon the obvious outward contradictions among those religions, significantly within the box of ethical divergences. This new version is a completely revised translation of the unique French version and includes an in depth new Appendix with formerly unpublished decisions from his letters and different inner most writings.

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Humility—whose opposite is pride—is the awareness of our impotence and unworthiness resulting from the fall; and hope—whose opposite is despair—is trust in saving mercy, hence in the will of God to save us, which is manifested precisely in the Eucharistic mystery. In the canon the Church makes these diverse notions and attitudes its own in order that it might be able to testify before God—and that all the officiants might testify by and in the Church: We do this fully in remembrance of Thee. 22 The Question of Protestantism Christianity is divided into three great denominations: Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, not to mention the Copts and other ancient groups close to Orthodoxy.

What he means is that sacraments and other rites are necessary only because of our fallen state; they actualize a receptivity in us that primordial man possessed 21 Christianity/Islam: Perspectives on Esoteric Ecumenism in a “supernaturally natural” manner; certainly they confer positive graces while removing obstacles, but these graces precisely are always present in our existential and as it were transpersonal substance. But let us return to the question of intention as the introduction sine qua non of the sacrament.

In the canon the Church makes these diverse notions and attitudes its own in order that it might be able to testify before God—and that all the officiants might testify by and in the Church: We do this fully in remembrance of Thee. 22 The Question of Protestantism Christianity is divided into three great denominations: Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, not to mention the Copts and other ancient groups close to Orthodoxy. This classification may surprise some of our regular readers since it seems to place Protestantism on the same level as the ancient Churches; what we have in mind here, however, is not liberal Protestantism or just any sect but Lutheranism, which incontestably manifests a Christian possibility—a limited one, no doubt, and excessive through certain of its features, but not intrinsically illegitimate and therefore representative of certain theological, moral, and even mystical values.

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