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The Cosmotheandric Experience.

Harry James Cargas, author of dozens of books, teaches theology at Webster University, St. Louis.

Raimon Panikkar is clearly a major figure in the development of Catholic thinking. His books are difficult to read because his vision, simple in itself, is the product of an approach rooted in complexity. This priest, theologian, philosopher, scientist, whose perspective is as much Hindu, Buddhist and secularist as it is Christian, has as his fundamental assumption the ultimate unity of all reality: Everything coheres.

Hence his cosmotheandric vision where the world (cosmos), God (theos) and human (anthropos) meet in a trinity of exquisite composition. Nowhere is Panikkar's thought better summarized than in his latest book, The Cosmotheandric Experience (Orbis, $24.95). Scott Eastham's introduction to this volume is very helpful to those seeking to understand this most satisfying and optimistic of visionaries.
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Author:Cargas, Harry James
Publication:National Catholic Reporter
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Nov 19, 1993
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