Thursday, November 28, 2013
self-absorbed promethean neopelagianism
Is this directed at traditionalists (from Evangelii Gaudium)?
"The other is the self-absorbed promethean neopelagianism of those
who ultimately trust only in their own powers and feel superior to
others because they observe certain rules or remain intransigently
faithful to a particular Catholic style from the past. A supposed
soundness of doctrine or discipline leads instead to a narcissistic
and authoritarian elitism, whereby instead of evangelizing, one
analyzes and classifies others, and instead of opening the door to
grace, one exhausts his or her energies in inspecting and verifying.
In neither case is one really concerned about Jesus Christ or others.
These are manifestations of an anthropocentric immanentism. It is
impossible to think that a genuine evangelizing thrust could emerge
from these adulterated forms of Christianity."