Father Smulders' work has a triple purpose: first, to outline briefly the cosmology and salvation theology of Teilhard;...

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THE DESIGN OF TEILHARD DE CHARDIN

Father Smulders' work has a triple purpose: first, to outline briefly the cosmology and salvation theology of Teilhard; second, to compare this Teilhardian ""design"" with traditional Catholic teaching; and third, to examine the possibility of integration between the Teilhardian and the traditional teaching. The book is rather more than just another book on Teilhard de Chardin; it is in fact an extension of the great Jesuit's own investigations, since his thinking aimed solely at a synthesis of Christian faith with evolutionist cosmology. Thus, the author renders a service of value to his subject as well as to his reader, and the book should take its place alongside Henri de Lubac's Teilhard de Chardin: The Man and His Meaning, as an example of creative commentary in the best sense of the word. An understanding of the present work presupposes only a willingness to read with concentration and it may be recommended unreservedly to the literate general reader.

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1966

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Publisher: Newman

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1966