The Phenomenon of Man (Harper Perennial Modern Thought) (Paperback)

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Visionary theologian and evolutionary theorist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin applied his whole life, his tremendous intellect, and his great spiritual faith to building a philosophy that would reconcile religion with the scientific theory of evolution. In this timeless book, which contains the quintessence of his thought, Teilhard argues that just as living organisms sprung from inorganic matter and evolved into ever more complex thinking beings, humans are evolving toward an "omega point"—defined by Teilhard as a convergence with the Divine.

About the Author


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) was born in France and ordained a Jesuit priest. Trained as a paleontologist, Teilhard codiscovered the celebrated "Peking Man" fossils. The Phenomenon of Man is his best-known work.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780061632655
ISBN-10: 0061632651
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: November 4th, 2008
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Harper Perennial Modern Thought

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