The Phenomenon of Teilhard: Prophet for a New Age (Google eBook)

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Mercer University Press, 1996 - Philosophy - 189 pages
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New Age writer of the popular Aquarian Conspiracy Marilyn Ferguson observed that many of the leading lights of the New Age movement claim Teilhard as one of the most influential persons in their lives. Other influences acknowledged include C. G. Jung, Aldous Huxley, Swami Muktananda, Thomas Merton, Werner Erhard, and Maharishi Yogi. Indeed, of the 185 New Age leaders surveyed, Teilhard was the most frequently mentioned of any person who had most influenced their thinking. If this is the case, then if we are to understand the New Age movement properly it behooves us to take a careful and critical look at Teilhard de Chardin. David Lane has done precisely this in a clear, well documented, and penetrating way.... In this crucial book David Lane lays bare the philosophical, theological, and scientific failures of Teilhard's New Age enterprise. In a highly documented and insightful scrutiny of Teilhard's cosmic evolution, Lane unveils the apostate Christian roots of one of the most important forerunners of the New Age movement. This is one of the most significant and serious treatments of the modern roots of the New Age in print.
  

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Contents

The Man and His Message
1
12 The Jesuit Prophet Scientist and Seer
9
13 The Rise of the New Mysticism
25
14 A Controversial Thinker
34
Creative Evolution
37
22 The Search for a Way Out of a Closed Universe
45
23 The Law of ComplexityConsciousness and Omega Point
49
24 The Demand for Irreversibility
53
41 The New Age Movement
100
42 Teilhard and the Conspiracy of Love
107
43 The New Age Conspiracy of Love
112
44 Teilhards New Age Vision
120
45 New Age Luminaries
126
Jean Houston
135
Teilhard in the New Age
139
52 Cosmic Consciousness
147

25 The Religion of Evolution and the Gospel of Human Effort
56
26 Teilhards Conception of Evolution
60
Apostle of a Superior Gospel?
66
Patron Saint of New Age Catholicism?
71
32 Teilhard and the New Catholicism
81
33 Teilhards Ecumenical Legacy
89
The Conspiracy
99
53 Aquarian Roots and Christology
158
54 Teilhard and the Emerging New World Order
164
55 A Decisive Judgement
169
Name Index
175
Subject Index
181
About the Author
191
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About the author (1996)

Lane is Reader in Sociology and Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

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