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The quality of a system of thought or a mode of life in which Christ is the acknowledged center around whom everything revolves. Applied to theology, it means that even the natural world is considered as somehow affected by the Incarnation, man's state of grace before the Fall is related to Christ, the Incarnation is seen as part of God's plan even though man had not fallen, and human destiny is viewed as the consummation of Christ's Mystical Body in its heavenly glory.