This symposium offers a variety of views on the problem of ""what it means to be a human being in our time."" The contributors are from Canada, Britain, and the United States: Nathan Scott writes on The Christian Understanding of Man; R. Gregor Smith on Post Renaissance Man; J. M. Gustafson, Man-- In The Light of Social Science and the Christian Faith; K. R. Bridston, A Christian Critique of Secular Anthropologies; D G. Brown, The Secular Challenge to the World Come of Age: A Second Look at Bonhoeffer. The editor adds a concluding evaluative chapter, and shows favor to Teilhard de Chardin as the prophet of hope amidst these divergent views. The writing, as might be expected, varies with the stylistic gifts of the contributors. A useful appraisal of current secular and theological understandings of the nature of man.