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The series includes multiple references to the work of {{wplink|Pierre Teilhard de Chardin}},<ref>http://www.wjduquette.com/exlibris/ex19990901.html</ref> including the concepts of the [[Omega Point]] and the [[Noosphere]],<ref>http://www.thenoosphere.com/</ref> which are applied to May's description of galactic mental [[metapsychic unity|Unity]]. The series title echoes Teilhard's 1957 book ''Le Milieu Divin''.
 
The series includes multiple references to the work of {{wplink|Pierre Teilhard de Chardin}},<ref>http://www.wjduquette.com/exlibris/ex19990901.html</ref> including the concepts of the [[Omega Point]] and the [[Noosphere]],<ref>http://www.thenoosphere.com/</ref> which are applied to May's description of galactic mental [[metapsychic unity|Unity]]. The series title echoes Teilhard's 1957 book ''Le Milieu Divin''.
   
The [[Remillard family]] are {{wplink|Roman Catholic Church|Catholic}}, and on several occasions family members discuss their faith. The most notable example occurs in the first part of Chapter 24 of ''Jack the Bodiless'', where [[Teresa Kendall]] explains {{wplink|Christianity}} to her unborn son.
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The Remillard family are {{wplink|Roman Catholic Church|Catholic}}, and on several occasions family members discuss their faith. The most notable example occurs in the first part of Chapter 24 of ''Jack the Bodiless'', where [[Teresa Kendall]] explains {{wplink|Christianity}} to her unborn son.
   
 
''Jack the Bodiless'' begins with a set of quotations, including the Spanish proverb "God writes straight with crooked lines." This proverb summarises the plot of the whole series, in which tragedies and disasters (particularly the [[Metapsychic Rebellion]]) result in ultimate good (particularly the [[repentance]] and transformation of Marc Remillard, through which the [[Galactic Milieu]] is formed). The Rebellion is thus a {{wplink|Felix culpa}}.
 
''Jack the Bodiless'' begins with a set of quotations, including the Spanish proverb "God writes straight with crooked lines." This proverb summarises the plot of the whole series, in which tragedies and disasters (particularly the [[Metapsychic Rebellion]]) result in ultimate good (particularly the [[repentance]] and transformation of Marc Remillard, through which the [[Galactic Milieu]] is formed). The Rebellion is thus a {{wplink|Felix culpa}}.
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