In this postmodern and pluralistic age, we desperately need to experience and express the presence and power of Christ in fresh ways. Ursula King gives us much to ponder in Christ in All Things: Exploring Spirituality with Teilhard de Chardin. Originally delivered in 1996 as part of the Bampton Lectures at Oxford University, this paperback presents a Christian spirituality of being-in-the-world. In eight chapters, King examines this French Jesuit theologian and scientist's (1881-1955) understanding of Christ the Evolver as the spiritual energy fueling personal and societal transformation, scientific developments, interfaith dialogue, ecological passion, and engagement with the Other.

Seeing Christ in all things enabled Teilhard to sense the presence of God as a process moving life forward with meaning.The spiritualization of the world was underway. Nourished by enthusiastic devotion and practice, Teilhard challenged us to combine our love of God with an ardent faith in the world. "Always trust life," was a mantra that he cherished. His prayer "O ever-greater Christ" was the glue that held together his life-long interest in the interplay between science, religion, and mysticism. Ursula King has performed an invaluable service for Christendom by reintroducing us to the sweep and the grandeur of Teilhard de Chardin's distinctive spirituality.