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The final volume of Teilhard's collected essays, containing two texts of key importance published for the first time: "The Heart of Matter" and "The Christic." Foreword by N. M. Wildiers; Index. Translated by René Hague. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 28th 2002 by Mariner Books (first published January 1st 1979)
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Bill Pritchard
Jun 22, 2014 Bill Pritchard rated it it was ok
I just finished "The Heart of the Matter" by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Perhaps it was my state of mind while working my way through this collection of works, or perhaps I am not ready for the material, but I found it a very challenging read. The material is challenging - This scientist spent much of his life struggling to connect the very separate but obviously connected roads of Science and Religion. And at least for me - this work did not connect the two. But like many works of Philosophy, s ...more
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May 16, 2015 Scott rated it really liked it
Dense and very Catholic. Beneath all that is quite a compelling proposal on the teleology of the universe and our place in it.
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May 12, 2014 Katie rated it it was amazing
Love Teilhard
Leonardo
Jul 17, 2014 Leonardo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No es tan complicado como dicen algunos. No es sencillo tampoco. Habla de cosas sencillas pero de forma complicada.
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Apr 03, 2012 Bill rated it it was amazing
One of the finest minds of the 20th Century. A formative book for
me @ age 16.
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Mind expanding. Difficult, but interesting
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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a visionary French Jesuit, paleontologist, biologist, and philosopher, who spent the bulk of his life trying to integrate religious experience with natural science, most specifically Christian theology with theories of evolution. In this endeavor he became absolutely enthralled with the possibilities for humankind, which he saw as heading for an exciting convergence ...more
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