Religion: Toward Omega

Scientist Julian Huxley predicted a new, evolutionary kind of religion last week (TIME, Dec. 7), one man must have been in his mind—a Jesuit priest named Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Just published in the U.S. is the late Father Teilhard's major work: The Phenomenon of Man (Harper; $5), and Huxley himself supplied the introduction. "A very remarkable work by a very remarkable human being," he wrote. "His influence on the world's thinking is bound to be important . . . He has forced theologians to view their ideas in the new perspective of...