Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Thought of Teilhard, Part 2

Bishop Christopher Coyne (Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Indianapolis) continues a 4-part podcast on the thought of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ with Father Mark Hunt (Holy Family University, Philadelphia). Father Mark has studied Teilhard for over 30 years and teaches a course at Holy Family University on Teilhard’s thought. This podcast series was prompted by comments posted to Bishop Coyne’s blog concerning a short reflection on hope penned by Teilhard. This second podcast examines the latter part of Teilhard’s life (“The Years of Travel” and “The Final Years in New York”). Many Teilhardian scholars contend that it is important to be acquainted with Teilhard’s life as it influences his worldview and approach to matters scientific and theological. On this note, Bishop Coyne and Father Mark express sincere thanks to Professors Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim (Yale University) who authored a biography on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. They have given their permission for the biography to be used in these podcasts. The biography is posted on the American Teilhard Society’s webpage. The society’s webpage contains valuable resources to learn more about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the society’s activities including the annual meeting of the society in New York. Apologies for the change in sound quality from the last podcast. The original recording became corrupt and had to be re-recorded so much of the mellifluous episcopal voice is absent. It will return in the next podcast.

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