The Perennial Tradition




The Perennial Tradition

The perennial philosophy lies at the heart of all the great faiths.

In Christianity  – when free from the ideological overlays – we can see this ancient perennial tradition in the stories of creation, the incarnation and the ascension.

These three great Chritian stories – that a God of Love creates everything out of love (the creation story); that a God of Love shares profoundly in that creation (the incarnation story); that a God of Love redeems and fulfills all of creation (the ascension story) reflects the core truths held in and by the perennial tradition which are:

* There is a Divine Reality underneath and inherent in the world of things.

* There is in the human soul a natural capacity for, similarity to, and longing for this Divine Reality.

* The final goal of all existence is union with this Divine Reality.



About chrisahrends

For me, writing is a healing art aimed at healing me - and if in any way it resonates with you - that would be wonderful. I live in Cape Town, South Africa; work in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and am married to Jacqui Macqueen Ahrends.
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