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Whitehead and Teilhard Conference Square

September 21, 2023 - September 23, 2023

Whitehead & Teilhard: Convergence, Divergences, Integrations

Event Description

The respective work of Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) and Pierre Teilhard De Chardin (1881-1955) continue to inspire distinctive trajectories in modern process philosophy and theology. Although contemporaries for a time, both men were unable to benefit from each other’s vast visions of reality. Yet a shared indebtedness to Bergson’s temporal metaphysics and a commitment to incorporate new advances of the sciences—evolutionary biology and quantum and relativity theory in particular—would stimulate deeply resonant vectors in their thought. Nevertheless, Whitehead and Teilhard continue to be studied largely independent of each other’s contributions. The time has come to fill this scholarly lacuna with deliberate efforts aimed at creative mutual transformation. What results when Whitehead and Teilhard meet? What do they each offer the other such that a mutual deepening might take place? This conference draws together Whitehead and Teilhard scholars to advance the possibilities and relevance of process philosophy and theology through an integrative encounter between these two foundational figures.


September 21, 2023 - September 23, 2023


Villanova Inn @ Villanova University 601 County Line Rd
Wayne, PA 19807 United States

Notable Speakers/Guests

Andrew Davis
Catherine Keller
Dan Dombrowski
Don Wayne Viney
Elaine Padilla
Godehard Brüntrup
Ilia Delio
John Becker
John F. Haught
Kathleen Duffy
Matthew David Segall
Paolo Gamberini
Robert Nicastro
Sheri Kling
Steve McIntosh