Teilhard's Struggle

Embracing the Work of Evolution

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Kathleen Duffy
  • Maryknoll, NY: 
    Orbis Books
    , April
     144 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by W. Michael Ashcraft forthcoming.


The Jesuit scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin developed a unique understanding of the role of struggle and conflict in evolution—whether in the material or on the spiritual plane. He labored to integrate the insights of evolution with his Catholic faith, and experienced ongoing conflicts with authorities in the church in response to his writings.

Through an expansive study of Teilhard’s letters and biographies, Kathleen Duffy explores the major struggles that he experienced in his roles as scientist, priest, mystic, friend, and member of the church.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Kathleen Duffy is Professor of Physics at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

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