Teilhard de Chardin

His Importance in the 21st Century

Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. (1881-1955) was a French Jesuit, philosopher, paleontologist and geologist.

On April 9, 2015, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of his death, Georgetown University hosted a symposium, “Teilhard de Chardin: His Importance in the 21st Century.”  This included a presentation of his “Mass on the World” as well as a panel discussion, moderated by Frank Frost, Ph.D., director, The Teilhard de Chardin Project, featuring:

  • John F. Haught, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor, Theology Department, Georgetown University -  “Evolution’s God”
  • Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, Chestnut Hill College - “The Power of Love: Rediscovering Fire”
  • John Grim, Ph.D., Co-director, Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, and President of the American Teilhard Association - “Co-creating the Earth”
  • Ilia Delio, OSF, Ph.D., Haub Director of Catholic Studies, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University  “Approaching Omega: The Future of Humanity”

For more information on Teilhard de Chardin and his work, please visit The Teilhard de Chardin Project