Historical Who is Who

TEILHARD de CHARDIN, Pierre

1881 - 1955
FRANCE
SOCIAL SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY

Teilhard de Chardin was a palaeontologist with extensive field work experience in Egypt and China. He was continually focussed on the nature of evolution. Based on the evidence of increasing  complexification and convergence, combined with increases in consciousness culminating in human beings, he argued that the continuing refinement of this ‘Omega Point’ is the natural scientific equivalent of the Christian future hope.  As a Jesuit, his writings came under scrutiny from the Vatican. They were widely published and read, but only after his death. For a time they were at the centre of what was called Christian-Marxist dialogue.

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