Chapter 7: Teilhard and Globalization

Jean Boissonnat

in Teilhard and the Future of Humanity

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780823226900
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237098 | DOI:
Chapter 7: Teilhard and Globalization

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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 concept that includes not only an evolution of economic life, but also evolution itself, and he believes that it has a universal destination that goes well beyond the limits of the planet. His fundamental intuition is that the creation of the world was not finished and it is developing according to certain laws of increasing convergence and growing consciousness.

Keywords: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; globalization; evolution; economic life; convergence; consciousness

Chapter.  6123 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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