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February 1963

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: His Life and Spirit

Arch Intern Med. 1963;111(2):273-274. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03620260133035

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Dormant Human Potential.  Editorial by Harold G. Wolff, in Archives of Neurology 6:261-263, 1962.

Dialogue with Teilhard de Chardin.  By Olivier Rabut, O. P. Price, $1. Pp. 247, with 3 illustrations. Sheed and Ward, Inc., 64 University Pl., New York 3, 1961.Teilhard de Chardin, the scientist-theologian, has captured the imagination of the intellectual world, more than any other scientist since Darwin, and more than any other theologian since Luther. From his death in 1955 up to the end of 1956 50,000 copies of The Phenomenon of Man had been sold in France alone. Since the translation of his works into English interest in him has spread and intensified; some writers have referred to this as a cult. But it is more than a cult. A museum in Paris is named after him, and more than 500 articles and 30 books have now been written about Teilhard. Despite recent Roman

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