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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- "We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey."