“People imagined that by reducing everything to immanence, everything, beginning with himself, would be given back to man; on the contrary, it meant robbing him of everything he possessed and ‘alienating’ him absolutely.  For it implied reducing everything to duration – to a duration without an eternal foundation [“time is the moving image of eternity”], so that despite all one’s efforts the moments of which it is formed disintegrate into fragments or add up into a mass but never form an interlocking structure.  It was even thought that ‘the treasures wasted in the skies’ had been saved; that the Absolute belonging to a dream-world had been brought back to earth; but it was not brought back from God into Man; it collapsed into the relative, carrying the whole of man with it.”

~ Henri de Lubac, The Discovery of God

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