Published in The Teilhard Review, 1993
During the last decade the scientific community has acquired new insights into the organization of the subatomic microworld and of the cosmic macroworld; into organizing principles of order in evolutionary processes; into the relationship between physics and metaphysics, between order and chaos and finally into the intricate coherence between these organizations, processes, principles and relationships. This has led to numerous publications on what these new findings mean with respect to our worldview, to our search for some ultimate foundation for existence. A new worldview can have a profound influence on our personal perception of reality, on our functioning and our goals in day-to-day life, on our lifestyle, business ethics and political orientation.
In this article I should like to draw attention to a selection of books in English and French which refer to Teilhard’s ideas and that have been published since 1981, the centenary of Teilhard. The books I have chosen all refer to Teilhard’s ideas, which shows that his vision still lives in many people’s minds. I will offer a brief survey of the main reasons and backgrounds for the references to Teilhard and will present my personal conclusions on what Teilhard’s vision and the new knowledge we have gained in the past decade could mean to us in the light of the ecological issues we are confronted with today.
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