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Summary

Journey through the life, thought, and works of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

One of the most celebrated spiritual minds of the 20th century, Teilhard de Chardin was both a respected scientist and a Jesuit priest. He combined an evolutionary worldview with his commitment to his Christian tradition and Catholic faith. A pioneer in the dialogue between religion and science, he remains a widely influential mystical voice.

Now, this new program guides you through Teilhard's timeless thought. Under the guidance of Teilhard expert Fr. Donald Goergen, you will explore Teilhard's works, including the essay collection Writings in Time of War, the spiritual classic The Divine Milieu, and the groundbreaking The Human Phenomenon. In doing so, you will examine such powerful themes as cosmology, Christology, Catholic spirituality, the mystery of suffering, and our understanding of God. 

A restless spiritual seeker, Teilhard emphasized that the universe is unfinished, always on the move - and God, the Alpha and the Omega, is at its center. Teilhard will challenge you to think through the implications of God's creative action being made manifest in evolutionary terms. As you will discover, within this cosmic vision lies a new mysticism - the ability to see God in Christ and in all things.

With a remarkable capacity for synthesis, Teilhard invites you into his powerful, compelling vision of the universe. Join him on this mystical journey today.

This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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“The finest professor with whom I have had the privilege to study, Don’s style is at once captivating and endearing.” (Fr. Raymond-Marie Bryce, O.P., Associate Pastor, Indiana University)  

“Don Goergen has spent his life meditating on the meaning of Jesus and his mission...His work, whether spoken or written, is always holistic: intellectually satisfying, strengthening the heart, socially and pastorally sensitive.” (Vivian Boland OP, socius to the Master of the Order of Preachers) 

“Studying Christology with Donald Goergen, OP almost two decades ago forever changed my understanding of Jesus of Nazareth, and continues to shape my prayer and preaching to this day. I am thrilled that Don's research and insight will now be available to a wider audience.” (Ann M. Garrido, Associate Professor of Homiletics, Aquinas Institute of Theology) 

“Father Don Goergen, O.P., is a master of the spiritual life. He has not only studied Christian spirituality for many years but has put into practice in his adult life all of those key elements which enable one to grow in holiness....Let Don show you with the way with his wisdom and insights.” (Father Harry Byrne, O.P., Professor Emeritus, Aquinas Institute of Theology) 

“Few have Fr. Don Goergen’s understanding of the elusive depths of Dominican spirituality. His living of our Dominican life shines through his body of published work on the Holy Spirit as well as his down to earth recorded lectures and retreats on Chardin and our own Eckhart.” (Mr. Joseph J. Komadina, O.P.)  

 

“Fr. Goergen is a contemplative person, very much in tune with contemporary spirituality. He has carried many administrative responsibilities with steady competence. He possesses the Midwestern virtues of hard work and sober judgment, along with a ready humor.” (Benedict T. Viviano, O.P., biblical scholar) 

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Great introduction to Teilhard de Chardin

I think this is a great introduction and potentially requires additional listen to fully grasp all ideas. I can definitely understand now why Alan Watts quotes him in his talks. Next steps are actually reading Teilhard's books.

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  • 09-06-20

excellent content

Fr. Goergen has a great way of explaining and expressing difficult concepts. He does so in engaging way and makes one think and contemplate these themes long after the lesson is over. Highly recommend to anyone who is interested in spiritual self discovery and in Pierre Teilhard de Chardin teachings.

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  • rico d' pico
  • 03-04-20

Our Human Evolution

A wonderful and moving reflection of the spirit of de Chardin. Father Goergen clearly and enthusiastically translates the spirt of Father de Chardin - today more than ever his thoughts are a guiding force of faith through science and science through faith!

Great Book!

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  • Denise A. Frizzell
  • 17-02-18

Inspirational and Informative!

My heartfelt appreciation to Father Georgen for this inspirational and Informative work! On fire with love!

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  • ECC
  • 19-01-19

Simplifies a Hard to Understand Theologian

As I am about to complete my Master’s thesis for a Master of Systemic Theology, I’ve listened to Fr. Goergen’s lectures on Teilhard three times. Fr. Goergen explains and simplifies Teilhart’s work in an excellent way! Can he please do the same for Rahner?

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  • Maria
  • 15-08-20

very informative

I liked the idea of unifying Christianity with science because Christ is in all existence as we know it and hope to understand in Christ the Omega.

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  • Sue Bastian
  • 19-07-22

Required reading for all humanity

This series of lectures on the fascinating person Teillard de Chardin Is absolutely vital Reading for all of those who are seekers of a higher level of consciousness and also for those who might be perfectly satisfied with faith and spirituality.

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  • pilgrim climbing
  • 26-06-19

Not a gifted teacher

Terrible speaker, repetitive, says phrases like ‘in other words ‘ hundreds of times, uses a harsh cadence , rhythmically on every sentence. Thoughts expressed quite unclearly. Did not explain a dozens of Teilhard’s new coined words well at all. I found it impossible to understand past the first couple of chapters and I poorly understood those. Find another book I’d advise.

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