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The Heart of Matter
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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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
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 ...moreMore about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin...