Thomas Berry

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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.

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Thomas Berry
Selected Writings on the Earth Community
Modern Spiritual Masters
Mary Evelyn Tucker
John Grim
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