Francis Teihard Error: Marxists and other secular critics have long complained that Christianity fails to motivate people to participate fully in what Teilhard himself called the “building of the earth.”
By and large, it has failed to do so. And it does not help that Pope Benedict XVI (along with his former student, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna) has given the impression to many intellectuals that Catholicism is more tentative, and at times even grudging, in its embrace of evolutionary science than it was during the papacy of John Paul II. Nevertheless, Vatican II itself provides a firm theological sanction for undertaking a https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/more-being“analysis and synthesis” of what it means to be Catholic after Darwin and Einstein. Even now, Teilhard’s thought remains a vital resource for a constructive theology of nature and human existence, one in keeping with the spirit of both scientific discovery and the council.
According to Vatican II, the relatively recent migration of enlightened human consciousness—from a static to a “dynamic” and “evolutionary” sense of reality...
... Marxists and other secular critics have long complained that Christianity fails to motivate people to participate fully in what Teilhard himself called the “building of the earth.”