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dc.contributor.authorCampa, Riccardo
dc.contributor.authorCorbally, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorRappaport, Margaret Boone
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-13T19:59:00Z
dc.date.available2022-01-13T19:59:00Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-12
dc.identifier.citationCampa, R., Corbally, C., & Rappaport, M. B. (2021). A Theory of the Merging Noospheres: Teilhard and Big History. Theology and Science.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1474-6700
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14746700.2021.2012924
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/662889
dc.description.abstractAs the number of detected Earth-like exoplanets keeps increasing, the prospect of contact with extraterrestrial civilizations becomes day after day more plausible. It has been noticed that the encounter between space civilizations implies a fusion of Big Histories. By following Teilhard, the authors argue that the hypothetical contact with alien intelligent life would also result in a merging of the noospheres. The long-term perspective of this process is the awakening of the entire universe. This article provides a history of the idea of noosphere, a reconstruction of Teilhard’s “sociological theory,” and an exploration of the theological consequences of his theory.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_US
dc.rights© 2021 Graduate Theological Union (CTNS Program).en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en_US
dc.subjectBig Historyen_US
dc.subjectchristianityen_US
dc.subjectexoplanetsen_US
dc.subjectextraterrestrial lifeen_US
dc.subjectnoosphereen_US
dc.subjectPierre Teilhard de chardinen_US
dc.titleA Theory of the Merging Noospheres: Teilhard and Big Historyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1474-6719
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Astronomy, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalTheology and Scienceen_US
dc.description.note18 month embargo; published online: 12 December 2021en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1080/14746700.2021.2012924
dc.source.journaltitleTheology and Science
dc.source.beginpage1
dc.source.endpage14


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