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Spirit of Fire
The Life And Vision Of Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
by Ursula King
Publisher:Orbis Books from Alban Books
First published in 1996 this is a revised edition of Ursula King's very accessible and readable biography of Teilhard De Chardin. Packed as it is with pictures, side quotes from his works, and of course King's own well set out summary of De Chardin's life this book really is a great way to get to know more about this well known modern mystic, scientist and theologian.
Be clear this is not a book on his thoughts and teachings, although of course one can hardly have a biography that does not include such things, but it is rather a good look at the foundations of his life that led to and conditioned his work... and with this basis known then it opens up even more his actual works and illuminates his reasoning and passions, and widens the way in which you can engage with his works.
A very good introductory biography of a most interesting and intriguing man.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (14/08/15)