„If Christ has been the only manifestation of the Word, supposing such a uniqueness of manifestation to be possible, the effect of His birth would have been the instantaneous reduction of the universe to ashes.“

—  Frithjof Schuon, livro The Transcendent Unity of Religions, The Transcendent Unity of Religions (1953; revised edition 1984)
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