Spirituality For The Afternoon of Christianity

An article written by Rev. Tomáš Halík

Christianity’s long history up to the beginning of modernity represented its morning – a time for building institutions and doctrinal structures. Then, in the West, a “noonday crisis” occurred. The clash with modernity, secularization, the “death of God,” are all names used to describe this on-going phase. The crisis will continue until we understand this de-stabilizing moment as an opportunity, a path to maturity, and a turning-point away from external structures to the very core of Christianity.  Rev. Tomáš Halík, Czech philosopher and public intellectual, was awarded the 2014 Templeton Prize in recognition of his work as a leading international advocate for and convener of dialogue among different faiths and nonbelievers. 

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