Tag Archives: Pope Benedict

Original Sin, Advent and Christian Hope

Earlier this week, I was having a discussion with a good-hearted atheist friend who argued that the existence of evil and the explanatory power of evolutionary biology combined to create a strong argument against the existence of God and in … Continue reading

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John Haught and Why Ultimate Reality is a Personal God

One the leading scholars on Teilhard de Chardin is John Haught, Senior Research Fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University.  Haught has written numerous books on Christian evolutionary theology and the symbiotic relationship between faith and science including Science and Faith: A … Continue reading

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The Development of the Idea of God in the Bible

Today’s Questions, an outstanding blog that I follow had a great article on the development in the understanding of God in the Christian Bible. I strongly encourage you to read the entire post here, but set forth below is the … Continue reading

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Dan Burke and Accuracy on Teilhard de Chardin

“By now, no one would dream of saying that [Teilhard] is a heterodox author who shouldn’t be studied” – Fr. Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman (July 2009). [Editor’s Note: This posting is in response to a recent article by Dan Burke in National … Continue reading

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Theology of the Movie Gravity: Evolution, Death and Teilhard de Chardin

Note: Spoiler Alert below for the movie Gravity Last weekend, I finally went to see the movie Gravity, one of the few times in the last ten years that I have seen a non-childrens’ movie in a theater. As I … Continue reading

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Creeping Creationism in Latin America?

“An important function of theology is that of keeping religion linked to reason, and reason, to religion. Both these functions are of essential importance to humanity. . . [T]here exist pathologies of religion and – not less dangerous – pathologies … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin and the Sacred Heart

This post is part of the new blog, O Most Sacred Heart.  The question for this Friday is “How did you first learn about the Sacred Heart?”.  I learned about it from Teilhard de Chardin and thought it would be … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy of Teilhard de Chardin: (Part V) (Resurrection, Evolution and the Omega Point)

In Part I of our series on the orthodoxy of Teilhard de Chardin, we described how Pope Emeritus Benedict held Teilhard’s theological vision of Christ as a central feature of the Christian liturgical and Eucharistic experience In Part II of our series, we discussed Pope … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy of Teilhard de Chardin: (Part IV) (Christ as the Evolution of Humanity)

In Part I of our series on the orthodoxy of Teilhard de Chardin, we described how Pope Emeritus Benedict held Teilhard’s theological vision of Christ as a central feature of the Christian liturgical and Eucharistic experience In Part II of our … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy of Teilhard de Chardin: (Part III) (Pope Benedict)

In Part I of our series on the orthodoxy of Teilhard de Chardin, we described how Pope Emeritus Benedict held Teilhard’s theological vision of Christ as a central feature of the Christian liturgical and Eucharistic experience In Part II of our … Continue reading

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