Teilhard de Chardin, [Marie Joseph] Pierre

Born: 1881 AD
Died: 1955 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Mystics, Philosophers, Priests


French anthropologist, Jesuit clergyman, paleontologist, and theologian

 

ordained Jesuit priest 1911

 

co-discovered Peking Man 1929

 

interpreted biological evolution as concurrent with divine creation, with endpoint of evolution corresponding to second coming of Christ

 

identified human consciousness as evolutionary catalyst, while identifying entropy with evil and sin

 

wrote "Phenomenon of Man" 1955, "The Future of Man" 1964, "Man's Place in Nature" 1966

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