Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (July 15, 2013): Collective Consciousness and the Consummated Christ

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“Without biological evolution which produced the brain, there would be no sanctified souls; similarly, without the evolution of collective thought which alone can realize on earth the fullness of human consciousness, could there be a consummated Christ?” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (from Note sur le Progres, quoted in Robert Speaight, “The Life of Teilhard de Chardin“, p. 112)

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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3 Responses to Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (July 15, 2013): Collective Consciousness and the Consummated Christ

  1. claire46 says:

    Once again, a great quote. Thank you!

  2. Lynda says:

    The great connectivity of everything in the universe. I am constantly conscious of this during the Mass. Thank you for this quote.

  3. Hi Claire and Lynda. Thank you for weighing in. I love this quote on the interconnectivity of all of God’s creation. Hope you both have wonderful weekends!

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