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Teilhard de Chardin and the Six Propositions

In 1925 the controversial Jesuit priest and scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was ordered to sign “The Six Propositions”. This Vatican document contained rigidly conservative teachings on original sin and human origins. Until now its content has been secret. The document will be made public for the first time and the issues surrounding it will be presented with interpretation and discussion.

The day will include professional actors performing a staged reading of Inquisition, a new play by Paul Bentley which dramatizes Teilhard’s dilemma when faced with the Six Propositions: forced to believe in either the Bible or science.

This is a Free but ticketed event, open to the public.  Please register via Eventbrite:



Paul Bentley is a British writer and actor. Among his television credits are the High Septon in Game of Thrones, and his theatre appearances include Lloyd Webber’s Cats and Aspects of Love, and Sondheim’s Follies and Company.

Dr David Grumett is Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics in the University of Edinburgh. His books include Teilhard de Chardin: Theology, Humanity and Cosmos.