Birth of Pierre Trlihard de Chardin, Jesuit Priest & Scientist

Birth of Pierre Trlihard de Chardin, Jesuit Priest & Scientist

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French philosopher and paleontologist, is born in Orcines, France. Both a Jesuit priest and a scientist, he will seek to combine traditional theology with modern scientific principles and discoveries.

His extensive work in paleontology and geology certainly has an impact on his theological thinking. At times, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin even treats Christianity as a system which has evolved into greater and greater complexity and higher levels of consciousness.

The orthodoxy of Teilhard's writings will be challenged at one point, forcing him to answer questions before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin also avoids publishing many of his ideas while he is still alive, entrusting them with non-clerical friends for publication after his death.

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