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Thomas Berry (1914-2009), was a priest, a "geologian," and a historian of religions.  He was an early and significant voice awakening religious sensibilities to the environmental crisis.  He is particularly well-known for articulating a "universe story" that explores the world-changing implications of contemporary science.  Berry pointed the way to an ecological spirituality attuned to our place in nature and giving rise to an ethic of responsibility and care for the Earth.

"The essential collection of Thomas Berry.  Introduced with an elegant biography written by his extraordinary students, there is no better way into this genre-defying figure."--Willis Jenkins, The University of Virginia

"Thomas Berry offers big picture thinking, big-hearted love, and big screen imagination, both scientific and religious about how the cosmos can thrive.  New readers and longtime students of Berry alike will find this volume a portable summary of his best work."--Mary E. Hunt, Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics & Ritual

 "This important selection of Berry's writings invites us to consider our contributions to a functional cosmology that is capable of nurturing, revising, and sustaining our spiritual intuitions and our beloved earth community."--Barbara A. Holmes, author, Race and the Cosmos

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim are co-directors of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale.  They were students of Thomas Berry and have devoted themselves to his legacy by editing his books and producing the Emmy-award winning film, Journey of the Universe, with Brian Swimme.  They are editors of Berry's The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth.  Tucker also edited Berry's The Great Work, Evening Thoughts, and The Sacred Universe.

Book Details

Title:
Thomas Berry
Subtitle:
Selected Writings on the Earth Community
Series:
Modern Spiritual Masters
Author:
Mary Evelyn Tucker
Co-Author:
John Grim
Pages:
224
Binding:
Softcover
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What an opportune time to have this collection appear, as it provides a valuable port of entry to one of the most distinctive figures in contemporary Christian environmentalism. There is something valuable here for anyone interested in studying Berry’s thought, as it covers all the major relevant themes in Berry’s environmental writings and provides a springboard for those wishing to sink their teeth into his primary texts. Berry’s theological agenda will become more important as worldwide environmental degradation becomes more pronounced this century, and this volume is an excellent place to begin to understand the salient elements of his thought.
As well as being lucid, visionary and moving, Berry's writings are also religiously radical.... He expresses the hope that the great religious traditions will promote one "multiform global experience" recovering contact with their "most pristine forms and ancient literatures.
"Geologian" Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was a priest, philosopher, and scholar who, ahead of his time, recognized the urgency of environmental care and protection. His writings, selections of which are presented here, tether religious sensibilities to environmentalism with erudition and profound concern for our world.
... filled with inter-connected observations of Christian beliefs and world perspectives.
As a priest, historian, and "geologian," Thomas Berry is well known for exploring the link between spirituality and the environmental crisis. This book holds some of his most prominent insights.
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, in this important selection of collected writings, invite us to consider our contributions to a functional cosmology that is capable of nurturing, revising and sustaining our spiritual intuitions and our beloved earth community.
New readers and longtime students of Berry alike will find this volume a portable summary of his best work.
This is the essential collection of Thomas Berry. Introduced with an elegant biography writer by his extraordinary students, there is no better way into this genre-defying figure.
Nowhere else do we have the full scope of Thomas Berry's writing. Of special import, for him and for us, in his passion for religion and what it contributes to reinventing the human for a new age of Earth-human relations. Put this book in your library and absorb it, page by page and piece by piece
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