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Teilhard, Francoeur, and the Religion-Science Debates of the Early 1960s – Susan Sack, PhD

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Interest in the works of Teilhard de Chardin soared in 1959 following their initial publication. One of the first in the US to grasp the possibilities of his thought was Robert Francoeur. This presentation explores the efforts of Francoeur and several other influential scientists and theologians who used the work of Teilhard to bridge the supposed gaps between religion, science, and daily life.

Susan Kassman Sack received her PhD in Theology in 2014 from the University of Dayton after a career as professor of Math and Computer Science and as Systems Analyst. Her book, America’s Teilhard, which deals with the rise and fall of Teilhard’s popularity in the 1960s will be published by The Catholic University of America Press in spring, 2019. Sue presently serves as chaplain at Miami Valley North hospital in Dayton, Ohio and is pursuing certification as a spiritual director. Sue and her husband have been operating a small farm in southwestern Ohio for some three dozen years.

Come join us at 7pm on November 7th! Free Will Donations are accepted and very much appreciated. Light refreshments will be offered.


November 7
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Institute for Religion and Science
(215) 248-7197


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Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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