Teilhard de Chardin's Theology of the Christian in the World

Teilhard de Chardin's Theology of the Christian in the World

Teilhard de Chardin's Theology of the Christian in the World

Teilhard de Chardin's Theology of the Christian in the World

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The purpose of this study is to present an outline synthesis of a central theme in the writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: the relation between human endeavor and Christian revelation.In diverse letters, essays, and books, Teilhard tries to unify in a way meaningful to contemporary man the idea of activity directed toward human progress and the idea of activity directed toward salvation.The result is a theological reflection on human endeavor, a Christian theology of human effort thought out in the modern perspectives of a world in evolution.

This theological reflection is fragmented in Teilhard's works. Perhaps the closest he ever came to a complete statement of his views on the religious value of human endeavor is The Divine Milieu, written in 1927. The book, however, is less a theological . . .

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