"Fundamentalism, whether it appears as creationism or scientism, misses the mark...and holds the mind captive..."
Kathleen Duffy, SSJ
"Fundamentalism, whether it appears as creationism or scientism, misses the mark. It holds the mind captive rather than letting it soar. Teilhard was one of the first to provide a viable alternative. Reading the Word as metaphor allowed him deeper insight into the heart of a God who loves without bound; seeing the cosmos as a place of ongoing creation allowed him deeper insight into the mind of a God who is unknowable."
Teilhard's reflections "encourage us to develop our creativity, to participate in a world that celebrates difference as a critical ingredient for forming a healthy whole, to care for our planet with deep passion, and to courageously confront the powers that are driving us apart. He teaches us how the remarkable beauty and diversity of nature as well as its amazing history can stir up in us the courage and creativity we need to survive the global ecological and social problems that we now face."
Rediscovering Teilhard's Fire
Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Editor