Teilhard, the Church & Henri de Lubac

Reblog and a heartfelt thank you for the reference.

The Catholic Eye

I first discovered Teilhard de Chardin’s writings in McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary in the 1960s, obtaining a donated copy of The Divine Milieu, which completely entranced me.

At the time I was also reading Jean Paul Sartre (Saint Genet) and G.I. Gurdjieff (All and Everything), using them as subjects in an informal discussion group a few of us organized, and I found a rough congruence in all three thinkers: plunging the depths, examining everything, and creating synthesis.

That period at McNeil Island, lasting roughly three years, formed the foundation upon which I eventually became a Catholic, and though I do not read Gurdjieff anymore, Sartre rarely, Teilhard is virtually a daily companion.

One of the places I daily visit is the Teilhard Blogand a recent postdiscussing an article where Teilhard’s censure by the Church was mentioned without the mention of the popes and…

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About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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One Response to Teilhard, the Church & Henri de Lubac

  1. I really appreciate your blog and the daily connection with Fr. Teilhard.

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