Monday, May 14, 2018

Isolated Study

In order to study man, we stopped the course of his life history in order to pinpoint it at a given moment. We likewise set aside his social and physical environment. What is more, we even isolated each of his organs and each of their functions. It must be admitted that the gains of this analytical method were phenomenal. Nevertheless, what was gained in precision was lost in terms of an over-all view, of an understanding of the human person himself.

                                                                             -Paul Tournier, The Seasons of Life

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