Thursday, February 28, 2019

Fr Richard Rohr Perennial Christian

Since the 1980’s when we first started publishing articles about the Perennial Philosophy the topic has gained a great deal of attention.  This is a very good development.  Many people have written about the Philosophia Perennis or have referenced it in their work while others have clearly used the worldview of perennialism as a framework to write in.  

One author and religious leader is  Richard Rohr,  (born 1943),  is an American author, spiritual writer, and Franciscan friar based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was ordained  in the Roman Catholic Church in 1970.  His Center for Action and Contemplation has many educational and spiritual activities and emails regular updates to subscribers.  His messages are Christian meditations which are decidedly perennial in nature.
Recently he made the statement, “Long before Jesus’ personal Incarnation, Christ was deeply embedded in all things—as all things!”. Of course this is the very heart of the perennialist analysis of Lord Christ as a cosmic eternal being who is timeless and was always here.  He wasn’t just a “one-off” phenomena often depicted by some of the “Bible school” adherents who insist on the Jewish Messiah theory.  

Fr Rohr’s daily readings can be accessed at: