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Pierre Teilhard the Chardin 

Prof Bernard McGinn

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Prof Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor emeritus at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, where he taught for thirty-four years before retiring in 2003. He has written extensively on spirituality and mysticism, including his nine-volume, The Presence of God: A History of Western Mysticism (1991-2021).

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Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ
Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ

Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ is a sister of the Congregation of Jesus, Director of the Religious Life Institute and Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge. She teaches Christian Spirituality at the Cambridge Theological Federation. She has been a spiritual director, retreat giver and lecturer for over 25 years, working globally. She is the author of The Way of Ignatius (SPCK, 2019) and her newest book Dancing at the Still Point (FORM, 2021)

The Jesuit scientist and mystic, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), sought to bring together a Pan-Christic sense of mystical oneness with the modern view of evolution in works such as The Divine Milieu. Although he was often misunderstood and attacked, Teilhard’s life and writings have been treasured by modern mystics.

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Sep 24 2024

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7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

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The Jesuit scientist and mystic, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), sought to bring together a Pan-Christic sense of mystical oneness with the modern view of evolution in works such as The Divine Milieu. Although he was often misunderstood and attacked, Teilhard’s life and writings have been treasured by modern mystics.

19:30 Welcome and Meditation
19:55 Talk by Bernard McGinn
20:35 Response by Gemma Simmonds
21:00 Dialogue between Bernard McGinn and Gemma Simmonds
21:15 Comments from participants
Prof Bernard McGinn

Leader

Prof Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor emeritus at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, where he taught for thirty-four years before retiring in 2003. He has written extensively on spirituality and mysticism, including his nine-volume, The Presence of God: A History of Western Mysticism (1991-2021).

Other Leaders

Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ
Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ

Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ is a sister of the Congregation of Jesus, Director of the Religious Life Institute and Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge. She teaches Christian Spirituality at the Cambridge Theological Federation. She has been a spiritual director, retreat giver and lecturer for over 25 years, working globally. She is the author of The Way of Ignatius (SPCK, 2019) and her newest book Dancing at the Still Point (FORM, 2021)

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Prof Bernard McGinn

Leader

Prof Bernard McGinn

Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor emeritus at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, where he taught for thirty-four years before retiring in 2003. He has written extensively on spirituality and mysticism, including his nine-volume, The Presence of God: A History of Western Mysticism (1991-2021).

Other Leaders

Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ
Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ

Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ is a sister of the Congregation of Jesus, Director of the Religious Life Institute and Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge. She teaches Christian Spirituality at the Cambridge Theological Federation. She has been a spiritual director, retreat giver and lecturer for over 25 years, working globally. She is the author of The Way of Ignatius (SPCK, 2019) and her newest book Dancing at the Still Point (FORM, 2021)

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