Definition of Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre in English:

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre

proper noun

  • (1881–1955), French Jesuit philosopher and palaeontologist. He is best known for his theory, blending science and Christianity, that man is evolving mentally and socially towards a perfect spiritual state. The Roman Catholic Church declared his views were unorthodox and his major works (e.g. The Phenomenon of Man, 1955) were published posthumously.

Pronunciation

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre

/tɛjaʀ də ʃaʀdɛ̃//ˌteɪɑː də ˈʃɑːdã/