The Roots of Christogenesis
Christogenesis: The Development of Teilhard's Cosmic Christology
The cosmic Christ is a view of Christology which emphasizes the extent of Jesus Christ's concern for the cosmos. The biblical bases for a cosmic Christology is often found in Colossians, Ephesians, and the prologue to the gospel of John.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Irenaeus (c. 130 – c. 202 AD) offered one of the earliest articulations of a cosmic Christology in his Against Heresies. In his theory of atonement, Irenaeus speaks about how all of humanity was created good but tainted by sin, but all creation was "recapitulated" and restored under the new headship of Christ. This "cosmic" Christology would be a dominant view throughout much of the patristic period, as well as within Eastern Christianity, while alternative positions began to arise during the medieval period.
Edwin Powell Hubble
The theory of Teilhard and Hubble–Lemaître law
The evolutionary theory of the French Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955). He held that the universe is subject to four stages of development:
cosmogenesis, or evolution from the elements to organized matter;
biogenesis, or evolution from organized matter to life;
noo-genesis, or evolution from living things to rational beings; and
Christogenesis, or evolution from individual rational humanity to a society in which Christ was the Lord of the world.
The Big Bang describes how the universe expanded from an initial high density and temperature. It is the prevailing cosmological model explaining the evolution of the observable universe from the earliest known periods through its subsequent large-scale form. The model offers a comprehensive explanation for a broad range of observed phenomena, including the abundance of light elements, the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation, and large-scale structure.