The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the Twenty-first Century

Hardcover | September 16, 2009

byThomas BerryEditorMary Evelyn Tucker

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A leading scholar, cultural historian, and Catholic priest who spent more than fifty years writing about our engagement with the Earth, Thomas Berry possessed prophetic insight into the rampant destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of species. In this book he makes a persuasive case for an interreligious dialogue that can better confront the environmental problems of the twenty-first century. These erudite and keenly sympathetic essays represent Berry's best work, covering such issues as human beings' modern alienation from nature and the possibilities of future, regenerative forms of religious experience. Asking that we create a new story of the universe and the emergence of the Earth within it, Berry resituates the human spirit within a sacred totality.

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A leading scholar, cultural historian, and Catholic priest who spent more than fifty years writing about our engagement with the Earth, Thomas Berry possessed prophetic insight into the rampant destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of species. In this book he makes a persuasive case for an interreligious dialogue that can bette...

Thomas Berry (1914-2009) established the History of Religions Program at Fordham University and, with Wm. Theodore de Bary, founded the Oriental Thought and Religion Seminar at Columbia University. He was also the former director of the Riverdale Center for Religious Research. Along with his books Buddhism and Religions of India, his ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.2 inPublished:September 16, 2009Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231149522

ISBN - 13:9780231149525

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Foreword, by Mary Evelyn TuckerPart I 1. Traditional Religion in the Modern World (1972)2. Religion in the Global Human Community (1975)3. Alienation4. Historical and Contemporary SpiritualityPart II 5. The Spirituality of the Earth (1979)6. Religion in the Twenty-first Century (1993, 1996)7. Religion in the Ecozoic Era (1993)Part III 8. The Gaia Hypothesis: Its Religious Implications (1994)9. The Cosmology of Religions (1994, 1998)10. An Ecologically Sensitive Spirituality (1996)Part IV 11. The Universe as Divine Manifestation (2001)12. The Sacred Universe (1998, 2001)13. The World of Wonder (2001)NotesIndex

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