Further Reading: Scholars

Select readings by our scholars.

H. JAMES BIRX

“Interpreting Evolution: Darwin, Nietzsche, & Teilhard de Chardin.” In: INCISS: The Journal of International Civilization Studies. Winter, 1(1):22-46, (2016)

“Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Critical Reflections.” In: Anthropologia Integra, 6(1):7-22 (2015)

“Identity & Evolution: Prehumans, Humans, Transhumans, Posthumans.” In: Humanism: Culture or Illusion, Vol. 1. University of Belgrade: Faculty of Philology, 177-200 (2015)

“Evolution: As I See It.” In: Anthropologia Integra, 1(2):7-10 (2010)

“Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre.” In: H. James Birx, ed. Encyclopaedia of Time: Science,Philosophy, Theology, & Culture. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Vol. 2, 1223-1224 (2009):

“Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre.” In: H. James Birx, ed. Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Vol. 5, 2168-2171 (2006)

Interpreting Evolution: Darwin & Teilhard de Chardin. Amherst: Prometheus Books, esp. 178-222  (1991)

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s Philosophy of Evolution. Springfield: Charles C Thomas (1972)


ILIA DELIO, OSF

The Not-Yet God: Carl Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, and the Relational Whole (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2023)

The Hours of the Universe: Reflections on God, Science, and the Human Journey  (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2021)

The Primacy of Love (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2021)

Re-Enchanting the Earth: Why AI Needs Religion (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2020)

Birth of a Dancing Star: From Cradle Catholic to Cyborg (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2019)

A Hunger for Wholeness: Soul, Space, and Transcendence (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2018)

Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015)

From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014.)

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013)

The Emergent Christ: Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2011)

Christ in Evolution (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008)


DARYL P. DOMNING

Original Selfishness: Original Sin and Evil in the Light of Evolution (w. Monika K. Hellwig), Boca Raton: FL: Routledge (Taylor and Francis), (2021)


KATHLEEN DUFFY, SSJ

Duffy, Kathleen, ed., Rediscovering Teilhard’s Fire. (Philadelphia: Saint Joseph’s University Press, 2010)

Teilhard’s Mysticism: Seeing the Inner Face of Evolution(Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014)   Translations in French and Spanish

Teilhard’s Struggle: Embracing the Work of Evolution(Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 2019)


DAVID GRUMETT

“Teilhard de Chardin, Original Sin, and the Six Propositions,” w. Paul Bentley, in Zygon 53(2), 303-330 (2018)

“Transformation and the End of Enhancement: Insights from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, in Transhumanism and transcendence: Christian hope in an age of technological enhancement,Georgetown University Press, 37-49 (2011)

“Teilhard at Ore Place,” Hastisngs, 1908-1912, in New Blackfriars 90(1030), 687-700(2009)

“Teilhard de Chardin’s Evolutionary Natural Theology,” in Zygon 42 (2), 519-534 (2007)   

Teilhard de Chardin: Theology, Humanity and Cosmos, (Peeters 2005)


JOHN F. HAUGHT

God After Einstein: What Is Really Going on in the Universe? (Yale University Press, March 2022).

The Cosmic Vision of Teilhard de Chardin (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, Dec. 2021).

The New Cosmic Story: Inside Our Awakening Universe (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017)

Resting on the Future: Catholic Theology for an Unfinished Universe (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2015).

Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and The Drama of Life (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2010).

Christianity and Science (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 2007) translated into Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese.

God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution (Boulder, Co: Westview Press, 2000; Second Edition, 2007) translated into Italian, Portuguese, Indonesian, Korean, Russian, and Slovak.



TRACY HIGGINS 

“Teilhard in New York,” Teilhard studies, Issue 86, American Teilhard Association, 2023


JEAN HOUSTON

Return of the Avatars: The Cosmic Architect Tools of Our Future Becoming, Book 2 of Future Humans Trilogy (w. Anneloes Smitsman)  (2022)

The Quest of Rose: The Cosmic Keys of Our Future Becoming, Book 1 of Future Humans Trilogy (w. Anneloes Smitsman) (2021)

A Mythic Life: Learning to Live our Greater Story, SanFrancisco: Harper (1996)

The Wizard of Us: Transformational Lessons from Oz, Beyond Words Publishing (2012)

Jump Time: Shaping Your Future in a World of Radical Change, Sentient Publications (2nd Ed. 2004)

The Possible Human: A Course in Extending Your Physical, Mental, and Creative Abilities, Tarcher (2nd. Ed. 1997)

A Passion for the Possible: A Guide to Realizing Your True Potential (1998)

The Search for the Beloved: Journeys in Mythology and Sacred Psychology, Tarcher (2nd Ed. 1997)


URSULA KING

Christ in All Things:  Exploring Spirituality with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016)

Spirit of Fire: The Life and vision of Teilhard de Chardin  (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015)   

Teilhard de Chardin and Eastern Religions:  spiritualism and Mysticism in an Evolutionary World,  (Mahway, NJ: Paulist Press, 2011)

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Writings (Modern Spiritual Masters), ed. Ursula King  (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999)

The Spirit of One Earth: Reflections on Teilhard de Chardin and Global Spirituality (Paragon House, 1989)

Towards a New Mysticism: Teilhard de Chardin and Eastern Religions,  (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1980)


Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Andrew Angyal, Thomas Berry: A Biography (Columbia University Press, 2019)

Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Willis Jenkins, Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology (Routledge Environment and Sustainability Handbooks) (2016)

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, eds, Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community (Modern Spiritual Masters) (Orbis Books, November, 2014)

Mary Evelyn Tucker and Brian Thomas Swimme, Journey of the Universe (Yale University Press, October, 2014)  Journey of the Universe is both a book and a film (see below).

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, eds, Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe  (Orbis Books, March, 2016)

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, eds, Worldviews and Ecology: Religion, Philosophy, and the Environment (Orbis Books, 1994)

Mary Evelyn Tucker and Thomas Berry, The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the Twenty-First Century (Columbia University Press, September, 2009)


LOUIS SAVARY

Teilhard de Chardin: The Divine Milieu Explained: A Spirituality for the 21st Century. (New York: Paulist Press, 2007)

Teilhard de Chardin’s The Phenomenon of Man Explained. (New York: Paulist Press, 2013)

The New Spiritual Exercises in the Spirit of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin(New York: Paulist Press, 2020)


ALLERD STIKKER

The Transformation Factor: Towards an Ecological Consciousness, London: Brisbane: Element Books (1992)

Closing the Gap: Exploring the History of Gender Relations, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (2002)

Water: The Blood of the Earth, New York: Cosimo Books (2007)

Three Windows on Eternity: Exploring Evolution and Human Destiny, London: Watkins Publishing (2013)

Sacred Mountain: How the revival of Daoism is turning China’s ecological crisis around, London, Bene Factum Publishing, Ltd. (2014)

Beyond the Universe: A speculative view of ultimate reality, (2023)


ROBERT E. ULANOWICZ

The First Incarnation: Hope in Reality (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 2024)

A Third Window: Natural Life Beyond Newton and Darwin, (templeton Foundation Press, 2009)

Ecology: The Ascendant Perspective, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997)

Growth and Development – Ecosystems phenomenology, (Springer, 1986)


Other notable books about Teilhard de Chardin.

Deignan, Kathleen and Libby Osgood. 2023. Teilhard De Chardin: A Book of Hours. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.

King, Thomas M. 1988. Teilhard de Chardin. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier.

King, Thomas M. 1981. Teilhard’s Mysticism of KnowingNew York: Seabury.

King, Thomas M. 2005. Teilhard’s Mass: Approaches to “The Mass on the World.” New York: Paulist.

King, Thomas M. and Mary Wood Gilbert, eds. The Letters of Teilhard de Chardin and Lucile Swan, Georgetown University Press (1993)

Henri du Lubac,  Teilhard Explained, transl by Anthony Buono,  New York: Paulist Press, 1968.

Henri du Lubac, Teilhard de Chardin, the man and his Meaning, translated by René Hague.  New York: Mentor-Omega Books, 1967

Sack, Susan Kassman. 2019. America’s Teilhard: Christ and Hope in the 1960s. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America University Press.