Americas' Teilhard: Christ and Hope in the 1960s

Editor(s): Susan Kassman Sack Publisher: Catholic University of America Press Pub Date: 3/6/2019 ISBN: 9780813231655 Price: 34.95 Order via GOBI »

“This is a remarkable book. Based on detailed research, Susan Sack reveals the larger social, historical, and theological context of the reception of Teilhard de Chardin’s exciting ideas in the United States during the post—World War II period marked by the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, and the counterculture. She shows in detail how Teilhard’s integral understanding of science, faith and spirituality, and his large vision of hope and the future of humanity caught on far more easily than the importance of the Christocentric focus of his thought. Readers will discover many fascinating details about Teilhard’s works and influence here, the complex history of his publications, and the widely varying interpretations and many misunderstandings of his ideas.” – Ursula King, University of Bristol