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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Study Guides

Identifier: GTM-090731

Scope and Contents

Teaching materials created by Bernard Brown, S.J., and Thomas King, S.J., relating to the philosophy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.


  • 1970 - 1980

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Biographical Note

Bernard Brown, S.J., taught medical spirituality and ethics at the Georgetown University School of Nursing, in the early 1990s. He completed post-doctoral work in medical ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. As a member of Campus Ministry he is well-remembered for his morning meditation sessions, as well as discussions on film and philosophy.

Thomas King, S.J., taught theology at Georgetown University for over 40 years. He published prolifically on theological and spiritual topics with a special interest in the connection between religion and science. Father King was deeply engaged in the study of the writings of the Jesuit philosopher and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. He co-edited, with Mary Wood Gilbert, “The Letters of Teilhard de Chardin and Lucile Swan” (Georgetown University Press, 1993). The original letters received by Swan are extant at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in the Lucile Swan papers, GTMGamms184. Father King died in June 2009 and is buried in the Jesuit cemetery at Georgetown University.

Source: Georgetown University Archives.


1 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bernard Brown, S.J., 2009.

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Revision Statements

  • 2023-10: Edited for DACS-compliance by John Zarrillo

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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