The Whitehead & Teilhard: Convergences, Divergences, and Integration Conference will take place at Villanova University with programs a these times:
September 21 @ 1;45 p.m. - 4 p.m. PDT
September 22 @ 6 a.m. - 1;15 p.m. PDT
September 23 @ 6 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PDT
"This conference draws together Whitehead and Teilhard scholars to advance the possibilities and relevance of process philosophy and theology through an integrative encounter between these two foundational figures." From the conference website:
"The respective work of Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) and Pierre Teilhard De Chardin (1881-1955) continue to inspire distinctive trajectories in modern process philosophy and theology. Although contemporaries for a time, both men were unable to benefit from each other’s vast visions of reality. Yet a shared indebtedness to Henri Bergson’s temporal metaphysics and a commitment to incorporate new advances in the sciences—evolutionary biology and quantum and relativity theory in particular—would stimulate deeply resonant vectors in their thought."
"Whitehead and Teilhard continue to be mainly studied independently of each other’s contributions. The time has come to fill this scholarly lacuna with deliberate efforts aimed at creative mutual transformation.
What results when Whitehead and Teilhard meet?
What do they each offer the other such that a mutual deepening might take place?
"This conference draws together Whitehead and Teilhard scholars to advance the possibilities and relevance of process philosophy and theology through an integrative encounter between these two foundational figures."
The Center for Process Studies (CPS) is "driven by the principle of relationality and commitment to the common good." Center for Process Studies "works on cutting-edge discourse across disciplines to promote the exploration of interconnection, change, and intrinsic value as core features of our world."
The Center for Christogenesis "seeks to deepen Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s integration of science and spirituality by providing insights and practices to enkindle awareness of love at the heart of reality."
"Religion has not kept pace with the rapid rise of technology and the impact of technology on human personhood and society." ~ Ilia Delio