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Drawn to Follow the Road of Fire: Teilhard and Struggle – Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Soon after completing his service in World War I, Teilhard became aware that he was being drawn like the patriarchs of old to follow the road of fire. He had no idea at the time just how intense his future struggles would be or how profound the suffering that his commitment would require. However, he did understand that, as a participant in an evolutionary world, he should expect and embrace struggle as the price to be paid for progress. His evolutionary spirituality sustained him and also animated his hope in the future of our world despite the difficulties that beset humanity in every age. In this lecture, we walk with Teilhard along his road of fire to learn how to deal with the struggles of our day.

Kathleen Duffy, SSJ is Professor of Physics at Chestnut Hill College, where she directs the Interdisciplinary Honors Program and the Institute for Religion and Science. She is editor of Teilhard Studies and serves on the Advisory Boards of the American Teilhard Association and Cosmos and Creation. Her present research deals with the way Teilhard de Chardin’s religious writings connect with modern science. She has published several book chapters and articles on these topics, an edited volume of essays entitled Rediscovering Teilhard’s Fire (St. Joseph’s University Press, 2010), and Teilhard’s Mysticism: Seeing the Inner Face of Evolution (Orbis Books, 2014).

Come join us at 1pm on September 16th! Free Will Donations are accepted and very much appreciated. Light refreshments will be offered.


September 16
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Institute for Religion and Science
(215) 248-7197


Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau
9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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