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    DescriptionIn December 1929, in a cave near Peking, a group of anthropologists and archaeologists that included a young French Jesuit priest named Pierre Teilhard de Chardin uncovered a prehuman skull. The find quickly became known around the world as Peking Man and was acclaimed as the missing link between erect hunting apes and our Cro-Magnon ancestors. It also became a provocative piece of evidence in the roiling debate over creationism versus evolution. For Teilhard, both a scientist and a man of God, the discovery also exposed a deeply personal conflict between the new science and his faith. He was commanded by his superiors to deny all scientific evidence that went against biblical teachings, and his writing and lectures were censored by the Vatican. But his curiosity and desire to find connections between scientific and spiritual truth kept him investigating man's origins. His inner struggle and, in turn, his public rebuke by the Catholic Church personified one of the central debates of our time: How to reconcile an individual's commitment to science and his commitment to his faith. In "The Jesuit and the Skull, " bestselling author Amir D. Aczel vividly recounts the discovery of Peking Man, its repercussions, and how Teilhard de Chardin's scientific work helped to open the eyes of the world to new theories of humanity's origins that alarmed the traditionalists within the Church. A deft mix of narrative history and a poignant personal story, "The Jesuit and the Skull" brings fresh insight to a debate that still rages today.


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    Title
    The Jesuit and the Skull
    Subtitle
    Teilhard De Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amir D. Azcel, Narrator Barrett Whitener
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400104918
    ISBN 10: 1400104912
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: TBX
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES, CHRN/1930
    BIC subject category V2: BGT
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1920
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000, REL015000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400, A50120000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000, SCI054000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO018000, REL106000
    DC22: 569.9/7
    LC classification: GN284.7 .A29 2007B
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 569.97
    DC21: 569.97
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAX, TBX, QRAM3, RBX, DNBT
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    31 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Amir D. Aczel is the author of fourteen books, including the international bestseller "Fermat's Last Theorem" and "The Mystery of the Aleph." Barrett Whitener has won half a dozen coveted "AudioFile" Earphones Awards for his audiobook narration.
    Review quote
    ""By making the discovery of evolution and its verifying evidence into a fun story, both author and narrator lighten education with entertainment."" ---AudioFile