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Teilhard and the Future of Humanity
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Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Thierry Meynard S.J.

Abstract

Fifty years after his death, the thought of the French scientist and Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955) continues to inspire new ways of understanding humanity's future. Trained as a paleontologist and philosopher, Teilhard was an innovative synthesizer of science and religion, developing an idea of evolution as an unfolding of material and mental worlds into an integrated, holistic universe at what he called the Omega Point. His books, such as the bestselling The Phenomenon of Man, have influenced generations of ecologists, environmen ... More

Keywords: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, paleontology, philosophy, evolution, Omega Point, The Phenomenon of Man, quantum reality, science, religion, humanity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780823226900
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226900.001.0001

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Thierry Meynard S.J., editor

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