Christian Footings is an examination of presuppositions for Catholic thought as well as an introduction to the most important Catholic thinkers of our time. The book begins with a grounding in the earth's movement toward higher consciousness and the pointers toward God in creation via the thought of Teilhard de Chardin. This book looks at the question of the relationship between Christianity and world religions to discover what is specifically developed within Christianity. The two concepts that emerge are Person and Word. This text will introduce students to the writings of such key Catholic authors as Teilhard, Merton, Balthasar, Panikkar, Schillebeeckx, and others through the use of an anthology of selections from their writing.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Creation: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Chapter 3 Christianity and World Religions Chapter 4 Personalism: Thomas Merton Chapter 5 Revelation Chapter 6 Jesus Chapter 7 Anthology: Creation: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Selections Chapter 8 Christianity in Relation to World Religions Selections Chapter 9 Personalism: Thomas Merton Selections Chapter 10 Revelation Selections Chapter 11 Jesus Selections Chapter 12 Index