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The Future of Man Paperback – April 20, 2004
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I am not sure what this ' vision' is, and how this ' end of mankind ' in consciousness of God will manifest itself.Read more ›
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"Confronted by the phenomenon of 'socialisation' in which Mankind is irresistably involved, do we seek to know how to act that we may better conform to the secret processes of the world of which we are a part? Then of the alternatives that are offered we must choose the one which seems best able to develop and preserve in us the highest degree of consciousness. If we turn out to have been wrong in this, then the Universe has no less gone astray.Read more ›
The Future of Man is a series of Fr. Teilhard's essays from the 20's through the late 40's of the 20th Century. Looking at the implications of population growth, atomic energy, scientific discovery and his own Christian faith, Fr. Teilhard espoused that humanity was on a continuous evolutionary process to reintegration with the Christ - or the Omega Point. The ultimate fulfillment of this reintegration is the Parouisa of Revelation, and the unification of the spirit of all living things in the Noosphere. The incarnation of Jesus showed the way to unification and reintegration of the perfected spirit of humanity.
Writing as he did during a period of rapid change in the world, Fr. Teilhard predicted things like global communications, ecumenism and common welfare before their time as the natural evolutionary process from atoms to complex creatures to eventual divine perfection.
His writing is a tough read, and certainly isn't for everyone. I found myself reading and rereading segments to just try and get the message. The message itself, however, is a profound one and one of hope. A good read if you have the patience for it.
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This book is not going to be for everyone. I know that seems like a no brainer with someone like de Chardin, but this is a well written and dense book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Johnson
Brilliant thinker who was ahead of his times and we are now catching up!Published 14 months ago by George J. Dignan
Very heavy stuff, but if you want to see optimism at its best this is a must see work. Not for the faint hearted, however, as its thesis is at a spiritual plane -albeit founded in... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Dennis Green
That exactly this kind the book people need to read for 21 century. This book put us in another level very close to God and the future. That really a phenomenon book. Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by Fritz Michel