The Evolution of Religion, Society & Consciousness: Reflections Inspired by Teilhard de Chardin with Ursula King - Burke Lecture

1/1/2013; 59 minutes

The discovery of evolution implies a profound revolution in human thinking and action. Ursula King, Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, explores the implications of this new consciousness for religion, society, and consciousness. She describes the work of the French paleontologist and religious thinker Pierre Teilhard de Chardin who sought a new spirituality for a world in evolution. His prophetic thought about "the planetization of humanity" – what is called "globalization" today – relates to global interdependence in all areas of human endeavor, and bears on contemporary discussions about ecological and evolutionary spiritualities as well as international peace and social justice. (#24413)

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