8 de setembro de 2009

Mente e evolução

Resumo da intervenção de Manuel Sumares no Congresso Internacional sobre Darwin

Realised Eschatology, Evolution, and Mind: Blondel and Teilhard de Chardin


Blondel and Teilhard give us a daring picture of what creation would look like if we accept at once the reality of evolution and a high Christology. The correspondence between the two thinkers serves as a point of departure, indicating key matters of divergence. Nevertheless, they are massively in agreement in their worldview, especially in regard to the cosmic signification of the Eucharist and to the centrality of the Incarnation. The eventual pertinence of the issue may lie in its possible response to W. B. Yeats’ eerie verses from his “Second Coming”: “Turning and turning in the widening gyre/ The falcon cannot hear the falconer; things fall apart; the centre cannot hold … .”

Basic references:
Blondel, Maurice, L’action
Id., Qu’est-ce que la mystique
Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre, Le phénomène humain
Id.,Le Divin Milieu