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Brice J. Howard, OSB


The purpose of this paper is to expose the personalization motif in Teilhard's works. While involved in research on Teilhard, I noticed the lack of an English language article which traced and emphasized personalization. This missing emphasis stimulated me since Teilhard ends his The Phenomenon of Man stating that "the only universe capable of containing the human person is an irreversibly 'personalizing' one." Personalization then must be central to his doctrine. This paper follows his mechanism of Complexity/Consciousness working on all material levels to show its culmination in effecting personalization.