Kathleen Duffy

Loving, Being, Knowing: A Teilhardian Vision of the Future


Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD, bridges many worlds. A member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, she is also a physicist with published research on chaos theory and both atomic and molecular physics. She is also an ardent devotee of the brilliant synthetic work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the Jesuit priest and scientist who sought to articulate higher perspectives on existence that could encompass—and even reconcile—the fundamental conflicts between science and religion, God and human, historical creation and the future of cosmic evolution.

In this conversation recorded at the 2006 Metanexus conference, Duffy and WIE's Amy Edelstein explore the nexus of heart and mind, spirit and body. What is the relationship between loving and becoming? Is the evolution of the cosmos shaped by the refinement of our being, or is our ever-deepening consciousness shaped by immutable laws of the universe? Is there a discernable purpose and directionality to evolution? Is there a final, ultimate form to creation, or is it an infinite, endless process of refinement and transformation?

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Recorded on: 6/10/2006

Loving, Being, Knowing: A Teilhardian Vision of the Future

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