Christ in All Things
By: Ursula King
“An ideal classroom resource for college, university, and seminary courses on spirituality.” —Religious Studies Review
"The 20th-century paleontologist-priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin has been called 'the most significant theologian since Saint Paul.' Teilhard sought nothing less than the transformation of humanity through the reconciliation of reason and faith, science and religion, rationality and mysticism. When a subject as incandescent as Teilhard falls into the hands of one as brilliant, passionate, and erudite as Ursula King, the result is pure magic." --Dave Pruett, author, Reason and Wonder
"No one has done more than Ursula King to keep alive and fresh for our time the indispensable work of Teilhard de Chardin. This rich and readable work on the spirituality of the great Jesuit scientist and religious thinker expertly reintroduces his powerful message to a world that needs his thought and vision more than ever." --John F. Haught, Georgetown University
"Ursula King's ability to communicate Teilhard's passion leaves the reader with a deepened appreciation for the profundity and relevance of Teilhardian spirituality, a spirituality that is large enough to embrace the whole world. For those interested not only in plumbing the depths of Teilhard's spirituality but also in living it, Christ in All Things is a must." --Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, author, Teilhard's Mysticism
Christ in All Things offers both a concise introduction to the spiritual vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and a fascinating survey of contemporary themes in spirituality through a “Teilhardian” lens. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) was a French Jesuit theologian and scientist, renowned for his efforts to integrate Christian theology with the insights of evolutionary theory and modern cosmology. Though Teilhard’s voice was marginalized during his lifetime, today his insights underlie many of the most important trends in contemporary spirituality.
Ursula King shows how Teilhard’s perception of “Christ in all things” was the key to his holistic vision. In successive chapters she examines how many contemporary discussions—concerning the sources of Christian spirituality, the role of mysticism, interfaith dialogue, ecological concerns, and the dialogue between faith and science—were prefigured in his work.
Ursula King was a co-founder of the Teilhard Centre in London. Her many books include Spirit of Fire: The Life and Vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Essential Writings; and Christian Mystics: Their Lives and Legacies Throughout the Ages.