Advice to Christians: Needham 1961

Joseph Needham was “The Man Who Loved China”, a great historian of Chinese science. He was also religious. He gave this advice to Christians in a Cambridge college sermon in 1961:

“Focus on Christian essentials, not on the accidental incidentals of the faith but on its eternal values: “If we only knew the treasures of human experience of God contained in cultures which because we will not work to understand  them seem so foreign to us, we should hug them to our breasts and cry out in amazement at the work of the Holy Spirit under all meridians…if heaven is where the good are, and where good things are done, perhaps the invisible Church already covers the broad earth without our knowing it, most truly one spirit, under one God and Father of all”.

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