Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

French paleontologist and philosopher, 1881-1955

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a French idealist philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and took part in the discovery of the Peking Man. He conceived the vitalist idea of the Omega Point (a maximum level of complexity and consciousness towards which he believed the universe was evolving), and he developed Vladimir Vernadsky's concept of noosphere. Teilhard's ideas had a profound influence on the New Age movement. In 1962, the Holy Office condemned several of Teilhard's works based on their alleged ambiguities and doctrinal errors. Some eminent Catholic figures have made positive comments on some of his ideas since.

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Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre

écrivain français (1881-1955). Autograph manuscript signed. Draguignan. 4to. 1 page.
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Après vous avoir aperçu comme celui qui est « un plus moi-même », faites, mon heure étant venue, que je vous reconnaisse sous les espèces de chaque puissance, étrangère ou ennemie, qui semblera vouloir me détruire ou me supplanter. […] Extract from one of Teilhard de Chardin’s hymns, first published in 1957 in his ‘Milieu divin’, to use in one’s last hour; praising the Lord and praying to b able to recognize Him in every power and in oneself.

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Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre

Theologe, Philosoph, Anthropologe, Geologe und Paläontologe (1881-1955). 2 autograph letters signed. Lyon. 8vo. 3 SS.
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To a friend, informing him that he had arrived in Lyon to clarify „quelques affaires paléontologiques et non-paléantologiques“.

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