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Cosmic Dimensions: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter profiles the life and work of Jesuit priest and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Born in France, the priest worked for much of his adult life as a scientist in China, including ... More


Pilgrims of the Future

Catherine R. Osborne

in American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226561028
eISBN:
9780226561165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561165.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the influence of the theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, on how American Catholics experienced the Cold War and the space race. It argues that Teilhard's cosmic holism ... More


The Technological Tasks of Collective Intelligence

Antonio Spadaro

in Cybertheology: Thinking Christianity in the Era of the Internet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256990
eISBN:
9780823261451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256990.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this chapter, Spadaro outlines how the French writer, Pierre Lévy, thinks of collective intelligence. While we consider the Internet phenomenon to be very much a subject for out times, Lévy ... More


Theologies of Technology

George Pattison

in Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279777
eISBN:
9780191603464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279772.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the ideas of theologians who have attended to the question of theology. Classically, theology sought the subordination of technology to spiritual values (Maritain, Guardini, ... More


Chapter 1: Feeding the Zest for Life: Spiritual Energy Resources for the Future of Humanity

Ursula King

in Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226900
eISBN:
9780823237098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226900.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the view of French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin on the future of humankind, and its further social, cultural and spiritual development. ... More


Chapter 2: God and the Human Future

Thomas M. King, S.J.

in Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226900
eISBN:
9780823237098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226900.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the influence of World War I on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's views on the human future and God. It states that Teilhard de Chardin came to have an ... More


Chapter 8: The Emergence of Consciousness in Biological Evolution and Quantum Reality

Lothar Schäfer

in Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226900
eISBN:
9780823237098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226900.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's view on the emergence of consciousness in biological evolution and quantum reality. There are three aspects of physical ... More


Chapter 3: The Personalization of the Universe; or, The Era of the Person

Henri Madelin, S.J.

in Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226900
eISBN:
9780823237098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226900.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's vision about the future of humanity. It explains that his vision is centered on a Christic perspective that accompanies ... More


Chapter 6: Teilhard, Globalization, and the Future of Humanity

Michel Camdessus

in Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226900
eISBN:
9780823237098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226900.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses globalization in relation to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's view on the future of humanity. In answering the question concerning the unification of ... More


Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Thierry Meynard S.J. (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226900
eISBN:
9780823237098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226900.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Fifty years after his death, the thought of the French scientist and Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955) continues to inspire new ways of understanding humanity's future. ... More


The First Ressourcement: The Generations of 1890 and 1912

Jon Kirwan

in An Avant-garde Theological Generation: The Nouvelle Théologie and the French Crisis of Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198819226
eISBN:
9780191859830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819226.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter will begin to apply generational theory to the Fourvière Jesuits and Le Saulchoir Dominicans by examining the previous generations that were influential in shaping them. Sedimentation ... More


Chapter 9: The Role of Science in Contemporary China and according to Teilhard

Thierry Meynard, S.J.

in Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226900
eISBN:
9780823237098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226900.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the role of science in contemporary according to the writings and observations of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. It states that scientific thought ... More


Chapter 4: Zest for Life: Teilhard‘s Cosmological Vision

Mary Evelyn Tucker

in Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226900
eISBN:
9780823237098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226900.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the cosmological vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. It states that Teilhard de Chardin's vision helps people to see the universe as an unfolding ... More


Chapter 5: Teilhard's Vision and the Earth Charter

Steven C. Rockefeller

in Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226900
eISBN:
9780823237098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226900.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the Earth Charter as an articulation of the emerging new global ethics and as a contribution to what Pierre Teilhard de Chardin calls “the formation ... More


Senghor’s African Socialism

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Postcolonial Bergson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285839
eISBN:
9780823288823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285839.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is devoted to Senghor’s political writings, showing what Senghor—as a statesman—owes to Bergson’s thought, an influence that occurs largely through the work of French philosopher Pierre ... More


Scientific Myth and Mysticism

Nasser Zakariya

in A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226476124
eISBN:
9780226500737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500737.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

To some, including Bernal, Haldane, Huxley, and figures such as Teilhard de Chardin, science might embrace prophecy and myth. At the same time, Loren Eiseley, P. B. Medawar, and Theodosius Dobzhansky ... More


Humani Generis and Nouvelle Théologie

Joseph A. Komonchak

in Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199552870
eISBN:
9780191731037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552870.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter is focused on Pius XII's encyclical Humani generis (1950) which was widely seen as throwing a great quantity of cold water on the ressourcement‐project. The crisis in post‐war Catholic ... More


Chapter 7: Teilhard and Globalization

Jean Boissonnat

in Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226900
eISBN:
9780823237098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226900.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the historical context of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's view on globalization. It explains that Teilhard de Chardin considers globalization as a ... More


Environmental Studies in a Catholic Framework

Elaine C. Grose

in Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199795307
eISBN:
9780199932894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795307.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Preserving biodiversity is a task for humans endorsed by the second biblical account of creation, which highlights four points: the infinite God and finite humans can understand one another, humans ... More


Where Soul Meets Technology: Catholic Visionaries and the Stanford Research Institute as Precedents for Human–Machine Interfaces and Social Telepathy Apps

D. W. Pasulka and David Metcalfe

in Believing in Bits: Digital Media and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190949983
eISBN:
9780190050023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949983.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter examines how the visionary dream of connecting people’s minds wavered between religious cosmologies, media theories, and researches into human–computer interaction. It focuses on a series ... More


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