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Thomas Berry



Thomas Berry (1914–2009) was an American cultural historian, especially of religions. He later called himself a ‘geologian’ in response to our growing ecological crisis and wrote about our interconnectedness with nature.

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The Great Work: Our Way into the Future

Thomas Berry is one of the most eminent cultural historians of our time. Here he presents the culmination of his ideas and urges us to move from being a disrupting force on the Earth to a benign presence.

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The Dream of the Earth

Drawing on the wisdom of Western philosophy, Asian thought, and Native American traditions, as well as contemporary physics and evolutionary biology, Berry offers a new perspective that recasts our understanding of science, technology, politics, religion, ecology, and education.

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The Christian Future and the Fate of Earth

In this volume, celebrated author and "geologian" Thomas Berry reflects on Christianity and the environmental crisis of our times. In powerful and poetic language, he presents a compelling vision of the sacredness of the universe and the interrelatedness of the Earth community.

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Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as a Sacred Community

This new collection of essays, from various years and occasions, expands and deepens ideas articulated in his earlier writings and also breaks new ground. Berry opens our eyes to the full dimensions of the ecological crisis, framing it as a crisis of spiritual vision.

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Teilhard de Chardin in the Age of Ecology by Thomas Berry

An interview with Thomas Berry by Jane Blewett where they talk about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's philosophy.

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Why Thomas Berry Matters Today: Mary Evelyn Tucker Reflects on Her Latest Book, Thomas Berry: A Biography

Berry overcomes many of the abstractions and intellectualizations that are present in many modern thinkers. He is seeking a more encompassing worldview for contemporary dilemmas, such as racial divisions and ecological exploitation.

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Thomas Berry - The New Story

A video excerpt of Thomas Berry discussing his 1978 Teilhard Studies monograph entitled "The New Story" at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia in 1984. This is one in a series of Thomas Berry videos which were recorded by Lou Niznik and re-mastered by Wes Pascoe.

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Transitioning to an Ecozoic Future

Thomas Berry speaks at Faith Community Church in Greensboro, North Carolina in March 1997.

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The Historical Mission of Our Time

Thomas Berry speaks at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill on the topic "Where we go from here", the historical mission of our time. Thomas Berry UNC Chapel Hill June 24, 1997

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Reimagining and Reinventing the Human

Thomas Berry at Schumacher College.

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