Why Matter Matters

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December 13 Podcast

Drew Christiansen, S.J., discusses what he's learned about matter and spirit from Teilhard de Chardin.
Drew Christiansen, S.J., first began reading the work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., as a novice, and the French Jesuit's thinking served as a formative intellectual and spiritual influence. Discussing his essay, "On the Slope with Teilhard," Father Christiansen explains Teilhard's fascination with matter, and how matter can help the spirit to flourish.

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