Monday, 28 November 2011

Christianity

Christianity is avowedly the most materialistic of all religions... If we allow the spiritual and the physical to become separated, the unity of man’s life is broken; the material world, with all man’s economic activity becomes a happy hunting ground for uncurbed acquisitiveness and religion becomes a refined occupation for the leisure of the mystical. It is in the sacramental view of the universe, both of its material and of its spiritual elements, that there is given hope of making human both politics and economics and of making effectual both faith and love.
William Temple: Nature, Man and God.
Quoted by J. H. Oldham in Life is Commitment