A Christian Reflection on the New Age
A Christian reflection on the New Age refers to a six-year study by the
The document's title is Jesus Christ, the bearer of the Water of Life.
 The document discusses the encounter between Jesus and the
The document considers the New Age based on "weak thought" and emphasizes the differences between Catholic thought and the New Age.
 According to the review of the document in
Expressing general agreement with the views expressed by the document, Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the
The document was prepared in response to the need expressed by
The document was presented at a February 2003 Vatican conference on A Christian Reflection on the New Age.
The document presents a highly critical view of the New Age movement and considers it as incompatible with and hostile to the core beliefs of Christianity.   The document states that upon close examination it becomes clear that there is little in the New Age that is new, and that for Christians, the "New Age began 2000 years ago, with Christ". The document also criticizes the New Age movement, stating it is attempting to blur the distinction between good and evil.
By posing the question: Christ or Aquarius? the document states that the New Age often suggests an alternative vision of reality or an alternative way of improving one's current situation by magic. The document criticizes the view that the
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The document was also discussed at June 2004 Vatican conference attended by representatives of the