Christian Themes

(Literary Essentials: Christian Fiction and Nonfiction)

In The Divine Milieu, Teilhard de Chardin expresses his fundamental Christian beliefs that (1) the earth is Christ’s body; (2) the human endeavor is to be sanctified through embracing rather than rejecting the world; (3) both our activities and our passivities can be sanctified; (4) attachment and detachment are not adversarial experiences; and (5) the divine milieu is in the communion of Christians in the Universal Christ.