A New Synthesis For A New Evangelisation
Within orthodox Catholic thinking development of doctrine is always possible, and at times it is urgently necessary. Traditionally theology was seen as the highest synthesis through which the whole of creation was interpreted and related to its ultimate purpose in God. The loss of this sense of a unified wisdom through which reality is framed lies at the very heart of the crisis of Christianity in Western culture. If a new development were possible which re-synthesised the basic principles of all wisdom, human and divine, while remaining true to historic Christianity, it would be a precious key to have found. It would unlock the potential for the re-evangelisation of the world through a convincing new apologetic. We would be equipped to shed the light of Christ on the modern world in a pro-active and exciting way.