God in Contemporary Physics

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St.Ignatius ends his Spiritual Exercises with a prayer concerned with "finding God in all things". For him this was not a difficult exercise. We may say, of course, that it was not difficult because he was a mystic. Yet even as a mystic his finding God built upon his human consciousness and, thus, on his basic human knowledge. After his incorporated the medieval European view, which saw God as a Creator and Redeemer. This, in turn, was compatible with the understanding of the physical world of the time- an earth-centered Universe with humankind at the center of a static earth, about which revolved the rest of creation. Today, then, can we "find God in all things" in a universe where things are far from static and even the oneness of the "Uni-" verse is called into question?

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St.Ignatius ends his Spiritual Exercises with a prayer concerned with "finding God in all things". For him this was not a difficult exercise. We may say, of course, that it was not difficult because he was a mystic. Yet even as a mystic his finding God built upon his human consciousness and, thus, on his basic human knowledge. After his incorporated the medieval European view, which saw God as a Creator and Redeemer. This, in turn, was compatible with the understanding of the physical world of the time- an earth-centered Universe with humankind at the center of a static earth, about which revolved the rest of creation. Today, then, can we "find God in all things" in a universe where things are far from static and even the oneness of the "Uni-" verse is called into question?

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Source JournalMindanao Law Journal
Journal VolumeMindanao Law Journal Vol.3 No.3
AuthorsDaniel J. McNamara, S.J.
Page Count7
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateOctober 1, 2011
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