COLLAPSING THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE: PAN-SACRAMENTAL & PANENTHEISTIC POSSIBILITIES IN AQUINAS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR SPIRITUALITY

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The study of spirituality examines ‘lived religious experience’ in the cosmos. Drawing on Aquinas' Christology, the following article presents the cosmos as panentheistic and pan-sacramental. Taking a cue from Thomas Merton's anthropology and Bede Griffiths' spirituality, various implications and challenges are examined.

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