Teilhard de Chardin and Contemporary Mystic Quest
Benjamin Tonna Lecture 2010 by Prof. Emerita Ursula King
Prof. Emerita Ursula King
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Bristol
Ursula King is Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, and a vice president of the World Congress of Faiths. Her specific areas of expertise are in the life and work of the French Jesuit priest and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and in feminist theology. She has published numerous books and articles on different religious topics including Christian Mystics: Their Lives and Legacies throughout the Ages (2001); Spirit of Fire: The Life and Vision of Teilhard de Chardin (1998); Religion and Gender (1995), and her most recent The Search for Spirituality: Our Global Quest for a Spiritual Life (2008). She acted as consultant for the content on gender and religion in the revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Religion (2005). She is a renowned speaker and she lectures at conferences and universities around the world.
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