A Hunger for Wholeness : Soul, Space, and Transcendence, Paperback Book

A Hunger for Wholeness : Soul, Space, and Transcendence Paperback


Jesuit scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a keen observer of nature, posited two types of energy in the universe: tangential energy/energy of attraction, and radial energy/energy of transcendence -- in other words, love and consciousness, which correspond to the inner and outer dimensions of nature, respectively.

Moreover, as theologian Ilia Delio points out, nature is never at rest ; indeed, 'nature [is] on a continuous trajectory of transcendence.' 'The Big Bang universe is a story of space but it is also a story of consciousness and love.' How are the inner universe and the other universe related? 'Is the inner universe the key to nature's transcendence?' she asks. 'Is science disclosing a new role for consciousness and thus a new role for spiritual transformation?' The author builds not only on the thought of Teilhard and others but also on the findings of quantum physics to deliver a thought-provoking, deeply insightful reflection on the relationship of God, humanity, and nature in an ever-evolving cosmos.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
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  • Category: Christian theology
  • ISBN: 9780809153749



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