The Cosmic Vision of Teilhard de ChardinA Zoom Webinar with John Haught
Teilhard’s cosmic vision still offers a rich setting for our understanding not only of life, but also of mind, morality, and religion.
This webinar brings out the theological distinctiveness of Teilhard’s vision of life by contrasting it with traditional pre-scientific theologies of life on the one hand and contemporary naturalist/materialist interpretations of life and its evolution on the other. Drawing on his two forthcoming books, The Cosmic Vision of Teilhard de Chardin (Orbis, December 2021) and God after Einstein (Yale, March 2022), John Haught argues that Teilhard’s cosmic vision still offers a rich setting, both intellectually and theologically, for our understanding not only of life, but also of mind, morality, and religion.
John Haught is one of the most creative and constructive theologians in the field of science and religion, providing a brilliant and exhilarating analysis of what faith might mean in an age of science. Deeply influenced by philosophers and theologians such as Teilhard, Lonergan, Polanyi, and Whitehead, Haught’s contribution is intellectually adventurous, ever challenging his listeners to think anew about the much misunderstood relationship between religion and evolution.
His deep concern for issues such as ecology, transhumanism, the value of human life, and the meaning of suffering and death gives further depth and relevance to his analysis, offers a way for believers to think about how religion relates to discoveries in modern science, and, as a consequence, suggests the possibility of a robust and credible faith.
John Haught is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University and the author of 20 books, more than 100 book chapters and articles as well as hundreds of invited lectures and major academic presentations. Haught plumbs the profound depths of the universe and offers fresh insight into the biblical nature of hope. In order to clarify his position with the “New Atheists” and Creationists, folks who differ with his approach, he has engaged in countless stirring debates, and in 2005, testified as an expert witness at the “intelligent design” trial in Harrisburg.
Registration Is Now Closed For This Event
Hardship Scholarships for Free Access
The Center for Christogenesis wants to be sure that our message can be shared by all, not only those privileged with economic and other advantages. We are keeping a certain number of spaces open for those experiencing a financial hardship. Please email us at email@example.com as soon as possible, as we have limited space available.