Tomáš Halík: The Afternoon of Christianity

“I use the metaphor which Carl Gustav Jung, the founder of Analytical Psychology, chose as a metaphor for an individual life, and I use this metaphor for the history of the church,” he said.

“The morning is the pre-modern time,” he explained, “time to build up the institutional and doctrinal structures of the church. Then came the noonday crisis, the time of modernity and secularisation. And now I think we are on the threshold of postmodernity, the post-secular age. This is the afternoon of Christianity, a time for maturity, to go deeper.”

Source: Vatican News

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