Author: Bennett J. Sims
Fifty years before the Internet, a French Jesuit priest predicted a shift from b…
Bennett J. Sims is the retired Episcopal bishop of Atlanta. He was the founder of the Institute for Servant Leadership in Asheville, North Carolina. This article originally appeared in the Institute’s newsletter, Turning Point.
His writings, largely suppressed in his time, nevertheless gave shape to our world, inspiring Global Village visionary Marshall McLuhan to write: "The Christian concept of the mystical body — all men as members of the body of Christ — this becomes technologically a fact under electronic conditions." His name? Marie Joseph Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.