The Pope, getting down with Eric Voegelin:
"As I survey all the perplexing shifts in the spiritual landscape of today, only these two basic models seem to me to be up for discussion. The first I should like to call the Gnostic model, the other the Christian model. I see the common core of Gnosticism, in all its different forms and versions, as the repudiation of creation."
—Joseph Ratzinger, “The Consequences of the Faith in Creation” (1979)
(Hat tip to the Front Porch Republic.