Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre (1881-1955)
French Jesuit geologist, paleontologist, and theologian. During his lifetime he published only
scientific works, for his theological writings were prohibited by the Catholic
Church. However, after his death, his
theological works were published, and they became quite popular. His theology emphasized God as a part of the
evolutionary process of the universe.
In The Phenomenon of Man
and other books, he argued that our increasingly complex universe, with its evolution
toward higher levels of consciousness, is moving towards its omega point, or
ultimate goal, in the cosmic Christ.
Contributed by: Marty Maddox/CTNS
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