Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), a French Jesuit priest and scientist, charted a new path in reconciling Christian theology with evolutionary science. Here, a physicist examines Teilhard's mysticism, showing how science can illuminate the mystical path, while also demonstrating the compatibility between Teilhard's thought and current frontiers in scientific exploration.
"This is probably the best book on Teilhard de Chardin available today. For those seeking to know Teilhard's thought in its many radiant directions, this book is truly 'the essential Teilhard.'" --Ilia Delio, OSF, author, The Unbearable Wholeness of Being
"Readers will find in this jewel of a book a rich and reliable guide to the Teilhardian vision . . ." --John Haught, Georgetown University
"As a physicist, Duffy brings the reader into an understanding of the universe that activated Teilhard's scientific vision. She has given us a wonderful book of contemplative inquiry." --John Grim, Prisdent, American Teilhard Association
"A marvelous book that catches the fire and radiance of what Teilhard saw and experienced throughout his life. I cannot recommend it too hightly." --Ursula King, author, Spirit of Fire: The Life & Vision of Teilhard de Chardin
Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, is a Sister of St. Joseph who has a Ph.D. in molecular physics from Drexel University. A professor of physics at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, she is the author of Rediscovering Teilhard's Fire (St. Joseph's University Press 2010).