In Teilhardism and the New Religion: A Thorough Analysis of the Teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, faithful Catholic and respected philosopher, physicist, and mathematician Wolfgang Smith brings clarity to the confused and confusing teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a 20th-century Jesuit priest whose writings, though condemned multiple times by the Vatican, played a significant role in modernist views in the Church, especially during the Second Vatican Council's drafting of documents.
In many ways, Teilhardian ideas are at the root of the "new religion" that has laid waste and continues to lay waste to the Catholic Church today. While Teilhard's writings are often just mystifying, his general thesis is a universal evolution of all things into the Omega Point, which is a substitution for God, who is also supposed to be evolving through the perfection of Creation. Smith shows Teilhard's theory of the physical and spiritual evolution of all things, including God, to be scientifically fraudulent and philosophically impossible. Rather than changing religion to make a "new and better Christianity," as Teilhard wanted, modern scientific research can and must be interpreted according to the perennial wisdom of the Church. In other words, Smith presents the case of the philosophical tradition of the Church as the correct and ever-viable approach to the interpretation of science in light of the truths of the Faith.
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