Death of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - French Philosopher, Jesuit Priest, Paleontologist

Death of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - French Philosopher, Jesuit Priest, Paleontologist

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French philosopher, Jesuit priest, and paleontologist, dies in New York. Teilhard's extensive work in paleontology and geology seems to have had an important impact on his theological thinking.

Teilhard's writings reveal attempts to combine traditional theology with modern scientific principles and discoveries. At times, Teilhard even treated Christianity as a system which has evolved into greater and greater complexity and higher levels of consciousness.

The orthodoxy of Teilhard's writings were challenged at one point and he had to answer questions before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He also avoided publishing many of his ideas while he was still alive, entrusting them with non-clerical friends for publication after his death.

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