Tag Archives: Christianity and Evolution

Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (January 12, 2015): Shadow of Death

[Reflections After a Recent World War I Battle] “That’s probably why I was more vividly aware of the ‘shadow of death’, and the formidable gift that existence presents us with: an inevitable advance towards an inevitable, sentient end, —a situation from … Continue reading

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The Incarnation and Evolution

Last Friday the London, Ontario Free Press had a good article by Bruce Tallman on the meaning of the Incarnation in an evolutionary world. These ideas are consistent with those of Teilhard de Chardin although Teilhard would also emphasize that the … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 29, 2014): Origins of Belief

“To believe is to develop an act of synthesis whose first origin is inapprehensible. . . [O]ne has to verify the solidity of an inevitable initial faith, and then one has to verify the organic continuity of the successive stages which … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 22, 2014): Spiritual Progress

“[I]t remains true that, expressed in forms that are infinitely varied, there can ultimately be only one psychological axis of spiritual progress towards God. Even if they are expressed in completely subjective terms, many of the things I am going … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 15, 2014): The Cross and Progress

“If the Cross is to reign over an earth that has suddenly awaken to consciousness of a biological movement drawing it ahead, then at all costs and as soon as possible it must (if it is to be able to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elizabeth Johnson, Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love

  My Summer reading list fell victim to the demands of daily life with a busier than expected work schedule, supporting a wife who is finishing writing a book and being the father of two boys who are active in baseball … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Corpus Christi (June 22, 2014): Teilhard, Pope Benedict and the Cosmos as a Living Host

This weekend is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi. The readings can be found here. Teilhard de Chardin believed that the Eucharist was not only the central component of the Liturgy … Continue reading

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Encore Presentation of On Being’s Show on Teilhard de Chardin

NPR is broadcasting an encore presentation of a 2012 radio show on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.  This show is an excellent overview of some of the ideas of Teilhard de Chardin and his relevance today.  It contains interviews with Ursula … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (January 20, 2014): Death of the Ego and Rebirth in Christ

Courtesy of Michael Kenney at Journey Towards Easter: “Christ consumes with his glance my entire being. And with that same glance, that same presence, he enters into those who are around me and whom I love. Thanks to him therefore … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (January 6, 2014): Transformation

“Nothing can any longer find place in our constructions which does not first satisfy the conditions of a universe in process of transformation. A Christ whose features do not adapt themselves to the requirements of a world that is evolutive … Continue reading

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