"A God for a World About to Begin." The Theological "Singularity" of Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Variant title

«Un Dio per un mondo che sta iniziando». La «singolarità» teologica di Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


The article reconstructs the evolution of Teilhard de Chardin's thought about the structure of religious experience. From the first diary notes written in the trenches in 1915 to his last writings in 1955, the Jesuit thinker emphasizes the need for "another theology" to satisfy the religious needs and aspirations of a human race that is undergoing a phase of profound changes. As well as indicating ways of thinking that reframe the Christian experience within the space of the evolutionary vision of a universe articulated by the natural sciences, such a theological discourse must respond to the needs of human beings faced by the growing expansion of techno-science. Teilhard’s opus stands out as a message from a Christian thinker who defines himself "isolated" and "irregular" in relation to an insular Catholic culture that fails to adequately comprehend the transformations induced by the scientific revolution, as well as political and technological change.

Article history

Received 01 December 2023. Revised 15 December 2023. Accepted 04 January 2024. Published online 11 January 2024




Italian (it)


Gianfilippo GiustozziIstituto Teologico Marchigiano
Istituto Superiore Scienze Religiose di Pescara


Orbis Idearum Volume 11, Issue 2 (2023), 109-145
Regular Issue