Contents: Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Evolution, Christ, and consciousness. 2. A brief history of Christ. 3. Franciscan cosmic Christology. 4. Teilhard de Chardin: the Christic universe. 5. Raimon Panikkar and the unknown Christ. 6. The transcultural Christ: Thomas Merton and Bede Griffiths. 7. Christology reborn. 8. Co-creators in Christ. 9. Christ in evolution: technology and extraterrestrial life. Conclusion. Notes. Select bibliography. Index.
"This book presents a new understanding of Christ in the world of today. Analysing how Jesus Christ shapes Christian life, it tries to plumb the meaning of Christ in an evolutionary universe.
Providing a sweeping view of the meaning of Christ, from the gospels through the Pauline literature up to the fathers of the church, it explores he Christic universe of Alexander of Hales, Bonaventure, Duns Scotus, Teilhard, Raimon Panikkar, Thomas Merton and Bede Griffiths. Also, it examines a 'rebirth' of Christology today through the experience of the mystics." (jacket)