The Intellectual Journey of Thomas BerryThe Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry

This book is about the intellectual journey of Thomas Berry: of the roots and insights that are hidden within his ecological, spiritual proposal.

Author: Heather Eaton

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739185919


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Thomas Berry was an intellectual giant and cultural visionary of extraordinary stature. His vast knowledge of history, religions, and expertise as a cultural historian, united with his concern for the future of the planet is a unique blend revealing a genuine original thinker. Many know of his proposal for a new story, and a vital Earth sensitive spirituality. Few know the intellectual journey, because he presented his thoughts as a seamless and studied synthesis. This book is about the intellectual journey of Thomas Berry: of the roots and insights that are hidden within his ecological, spiritual proposal.

Thomas BerryThomas Berry

Thomas links these topics to Carlos Castaneda's Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan (New York: Simon and Schuster, ... See Christopher Key Chapple, “Thomas Berry on Yoga, Buddhism, and Carl Jung,” in The Intellectual Journey of ...

Author: Mary Evelyn Tucker

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231548793



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Thomas Berry (1914–2009) was one of the twentieth century’s most prescient and profound thinkers. As a cultural historian, he sought a broader perspective on humanity’s relationship to the earth in order to respond to the ecological and social challenges of our times. This first biography of Berry illuminates his remarkable vision and its continuing relevance for achieving transformative social change and environmental renewal. Berry began his studies in Western history and religions and then expanded to include Asian and indigenous religions, which he taught at Fordham University, Barnard College, and Columbia University. Drawing on his explorations of history, he came to see the evolutionary process as a story that could help restore the continuity of humans with the natural world. Berry urged humans to recognize their place on a planet with complex ecosystems in a vast, evolving universe. He sought to replace the modern alienation from nature with a sense of intimacy and responsibility. Berry called for new forms of ecological education, law, and spirituality, as well as the creation of resilient agricultural systems, bioregions, and ecocities. At a time of growing environmental crisis, this biography shows the ongoing significance of Berry’s conception of human interdependence with the earth as part of the unfolding journey of the universe.

Living Earth Community Multiple Ways of Being and KnowingLiving Earth Community Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing

Eaton, Heather, ed., The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry: Imagining the Earth Community (Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2014). — 'The Revolution of Evolution', Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 11.1 (2007), 6–31, ...

Author: Sam Mickey

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781783748068


Page: 286

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Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing is a celebration of the diversity of ways in which humans can relate to the world around them, and an invitation to its readers to partake in planetary coexistence. Innovative, informative, and highly accessible, this interdisciplinary anthology of essays brings together scholars, writers and educators across the sciences and humanities, in a collaborative effort to illuminate the different ways of being in the world and the different kinds of knowledge they entail – from the ecological knowledge of Indigenous communities, to the scientific knowledge of a biologist and the embodied knowledge communicated through storytelling. This anthology examines the interplay between Nature and Culture in the setting of our current age of ecological crisis, stressing the importance of addressing these ecological crises occurring around the planet through multiple perspectives. These perspectives are exemplified through diverse case studies – from the political and ethical implications of thinking with forests, to the capacity of storytelling to motivate action, to the worldview of the Indigenous Okanagan community in British Columbia. Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing synthesizes insights from across a range of academic fields, and highlights the potential for synergy between disciplinary approaches and inquiries. This anthology is essential reading not only for researchers and students, but for anyone interested in the ways in which humans interact with the community of life on Earth, especially during this current period of environmental emergency.

Posthuman Legal SubjectivityPosthuman Legal Subjectivity

group we shared Berry's conviction that the devastation of our planet is currently being protected and fostered by a legal ... 70 The following commentaries elucidate Berry's worldviews: Heather Eaton, The Intellectual Journey of Thomas ...

Author: Jana Norman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000424843


Page: 196

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This book provides a reimagining of how Western law and legal theory structures the human–earth relationship. As a complement to contemporary efforts to establish rights of nature and non-human legal personhood, this book focuses on the other subject in the human–earth relationship: the human. Critical ecological feminism exposes the dualistic nature of the ideal human legal subject as a key driver in the dynamic of instrumentalism that characterises the human–earth relationship in Western culture. This book draws on conceptual fields associated with the new sciences, including new materialism, posthuman critical theory and Big History, to demonstrate that the naturalised hierarchy of humans over nature in the Western social imaginary is anything but natural. It then sets about constructing a counternarrative. The proposed ‘Cosmic Person’ as alternative, non-dualised human legal subject forges a pathway for transforming the Western cultural understanding of the human–earth relationship from mastery and control to ideal co-habitation. Finally, the book details a case study, highlighting the practical application of the proposed reconceptualisation of the human legal subject to contemporary environmental issues. This original and important analysis of the legal status of the human in the Anthropocene will be of great interest to those working in legal theory, jurisprudence, environmental law and the environmental humanities; as well as those with relevant interests in gender studies, cultural studies, feminist theory, critical theory and philosophy.

Consecrating ScienceConsecrating Science

For a response to such critiques of Berry, see Stephen Dunn, “Afterword: Postmodern Suggestions,” in The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry, ed. Heather Eaton (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014), 239–46. 40. Bryson, “Nature, Narrative ...

Author: Lisa H. Sideris

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520294974


Page: 288

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"In Consecrating Science, Lisa Sideris offers a searing critique of 'The New Cosmology,' a complex network of overlapping movements that claim to bring together science and spirituality, all in the name of saving our planet from impending ecological collapse. Highly regarded in many academic circles, these movements have been endorsed by numerous prominent scholars, scientists, historians, and educators. Their express goal--popularized in numerous books, films, TED talks, YouTube videos, podcasts, and even introductory courses at places like Harvard or Washington University--is to instill in readers and audiences a profound sense of being at home in the universe, thereby fostering environmentally responsible behavior. Whether promoted as 'The New Story,' 'The Universe Story,' or 'The Epic of Evolution,' they all offer humanity a new sacred story, a common creation myth for modern times and for all people: the evolutionary unfolding of the universe from the Big Bang to the present. Evolutionary science and religious cosmology--together at last! But as Sideris shows, however, the New Cosmology actually underwrites a staggeringly anthropocentric vision of the world. Instead of cultivating an ethic of respect for nature, the project of 'consecrating science' only increases human arrogance and indifference to nonhuman life. Going back to the work of Rachel Carson and other naturalists, the author shows how a sense of wonder, rooted in the natural world and our own ethical impulses, helps foster environmental attitudes and policies that protect our planet"--Provided by publishe

On the Verge of a Planetary CivilizationOn the Verge of a Planetary Civilization

Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry, The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era—A Celebration of the ... The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry: Imagining the Earth Community (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014).

Author: Sam Mickey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783481385


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On the Verge of a Planetary Civilization: A Philosophy of Integral Ecology draws on the work of Gilles Deleuze, and his contemporaries and successors, in order to explore the ecological problems facing our globally interconnected civilization.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and EcologyThe Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology

Swimme, Brian & Berry, Thomas. 1992. The Universe Story. San Francisco, CA: Harper. Swimme, Brian Thomas & Tucker, Mary Evelyn. 2011. Journey of the Universe. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre. 1960.

Author: John Hart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118465561


Page: 560

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"Hart features a chorus of voices, ancient and modern, famous and little known. All worldviews are faith views; he finds insightful accounts of religion and ecology around the globe. We welcome his inclusive, if diverse, human communities integrated with the wellbeing of Earth and all biota (his socioecological praxis ethics). Highly recommended, especially for libraries." Holmes Rolston III, Colorado State University Foreword by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartolomew I and Afterword by John Cobb In the face of the current environmental crisis—which clearly has moral and spiritual dimensions—members of all the world's faiths have come to recognize the critical importance of religion's relationship to ecology. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology offers a comprehensive overview of the history and the latest developments in religious engagement with environmental issues throughout the world. Newly commissioned essays from noted scholars of diverse faiths and scientific traditions present the most cutting-edge thinking on religion's relationship to the environment. Initial readings explore the ways traditional concepts of nature in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and other religious traditions have been shaped by the environmental crisis. Readings then address the changing nature of theology and religious thought in response to the challenges of protecting the environment. Various conceptual issues and themes that transcend individual traditions—climate change, bio-ethics, social justice, ecofeminism, and more—are then analyzed before a final section examines some of the immediate challenges we face in caring for the Earth while looking to the future of religious environmentalism. Timely and thought-provoking, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology offers illuminating insights into the role of religion in the ongoing struggle to secure the future well-being of our natural world.

The Variety of Integral EcologiesThe Variety of Integral Ecologies

The intellectual journey of Thomas Berry: Imagining the Earth community. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Esbjörn-Hargens, S. (2011). Ecological interiority: Thomas Berry's integral ecology legacy. 52 MICKEY.

Author: Sam Mickey

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438465272


Page: 394

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Presents integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences. In the current era of increasing planetary interconnectedness, ecological theories and practices are called to become more inclusive, complex, and comprehensive. The diverse contributions to this book offer a range of integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities and sciences and help us understand and respond to today’s ecological challenges. The contributors provide detailed analyses of assorted integral ecologies, drawing on such founding figures and precursors as Thomas Berry, Leonardo Boff, Holmes Rolston III, Ken Wilber, and Edgar Morin. Also included is research across the social sciences, biophysical sciences, and humanities discussing multiple worldviews and perspectives related to integral ecologies. The Variety of Integral Ecologies is both an accessible guide and an advanced supplement to the growing research for a more comprehensive understanding of ecological issues and the development of a peaceful, just, and sustainable planetary civilization.

Convergent KnowingConvergent Knowing

Swimme, Brian Thomas, and Mary Evelyn Tucker. Journey of the Universe. New Haven: Yale University ... In The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry: Imagining the Earth Community, edited by Heather Eaton. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, ...

Author: Simon Appolloni

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773555624



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Global environmental destruction, growing inequality, and the persistent poverty afflicting the majority of humans on the planet challenge Christian theorists, theologians, and ethicists in their pursuit of an ethical vision that is both environmentally sustainable and just for all of creation. Too often their visions – which start with traditional understandings of the Christian faith, prevalent approaches to science, or current ethical models – are inadequate. In Convergent Knowing Simon Appolloni proposes a new framework for ethical deliberation in which the epistemological lines between religion and science are somewhat blurred. This framework opens up avenues to explore new paradigms for Christianity, science, and liberation while addressing interrelated questions not always manifest within the religion, science, and ethics debates: what kind of ethics, what kind of science, and what kind of Christianity do we need today and tomorrow when the liberation of countless subjects of creation is at stake? Exploring and analyzing the work of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Leonardo Boff, Diarmuid O'Murchu, and Thomas Berry, four Christian ethical thinkers who have borrowed from the natural sciences to unite a liberationist agenda with an environmental ethic, Convergent Knowing assists Christian thinkers struggling to integrate science, environment, liberation, and their faith.

The Insurgency of the SpiritThe Insurgency of the Spirit

John Grim, “Thomas Berry and Indigenous Thought,” in The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry, ed. Heather Eaton, New York, Lexington Books, 2014, 128. 66. Greg Rigolet, “Sea, Ice, Snow ... It's all changing.

Author: Robert Shore-Goss


ISBN: 9781793623195


Page: 384

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This book is an animist Christian liberation theology and a call to insurrection against the fossil fuel empires that have created the climate catastrophe. As such, it retrieves the animist Jesus to inspire resistance to anti-ecological, contemporary settler colonization of the Earth. --John Grim, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Yale Divinity School

Whole Earth Thinking and Planetary CoexistenceWhole Earth Thinking and Planetary Coexistence

In The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry: Imagining the Earth Community, ed. Heater Eaton, 239–246. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Eaton, Heather. 2014. “Introduction.” In The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry: Imagining the Earth ...

Author: Sam Mickey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317497745


Page: 154

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Like never before in history, humans are becoming increasingly interconnected with one another and with the other inhabitants and habitats of Earth. There are numerous signs of planetary interrelations, from social media and international trade to genetic engineering and global climate change. The scientific study of interrelations between organisms and environments, Ecology, is uniquely capable of addressing the complex challenges that characterize our era of planetary coexistence. Whole Earth Thinking and Planetary Coexistence focuses on newly emerging approaches to ecology that cross the disciplinary boundaries of sciences and humanities with the aim of responding to the challenges facing the current era of planetary interconnectedness. It introduces concepts that draw out a creative contrast between religious and secular approaches to the integration of sciences and humanities, with religious approaches represented by the "geologian" Thomas Berry and the whole Earth thinking of Stephanie Kaza and Gary Snyder, and the more secular approaches represented by the "geophilosophy" of poststructuralist theorists Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. This book will introduce concepts engaging with the ecological challenges of planetary coexistence to students and professionals in fields of environmental studies, philosophy and religious studies.

Inherit the Holy MountainInherit the Holy Mountain

Tuchman, Maurice, ed. The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890–1985. New York: Abbeville Press, 1986. Tucker, Mary Evelyn. “Thomas Berry and The New Story: An Introduction to the Work of Thomas Berry.” In The Intellectual Journey of ...

Author: Mark Stoll

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190697945


Page: 424

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In Inherit the Holy Mountain, historian Mark Stoll introduces us to the religious roots of the American environmental movement. Religion, he shows, provided environmentalists both with deeply-embedded moral and cultural ways of viewing the world and with content, direction, and tone for the causes they espoused. Stoll discovers that specific denominational origins corresponded with characteristic sets of ideas about nature and the environment as well as distinctive aesthetic reactions to nature, as can be seen in key works of art analyzed throughout the book. Stoll also provides insight into the possible future of environmentalism in the United States, concluding with an examination of the current religious scene and what it portends for the future. By debunking the supposed divide between religion and American environmentalism, Inherit the Holy Mountain opens up a fundamentally new narrative in environmental studies.

Encountering EarthEncountering Earth

Berry, Dream of The Earth. For a full bibliography of Thomas Berry's works see See also Eaton, ed., The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry.

Author: Trevor George Hunsberger Bechtel

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498297851


Page: 276

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One day, Matthew Eaton was walking through an impromptu animal shelter display at his local pet store when suddenly an eight-month-old kitten dug his claws into Eaton's flesh. Eaton recognized that the "eyes of this cat and the curve of his claw" compelled a response analogous to those found in the writings of Buber, Levinas, and Derrida. And not just Eaton but a whole community of theologians have found themselves in an encounter with particular places and animals that demands rich theological reflection. Eaton enlisted fellow editors Harvie and Bechtel to collect the essays in this volume, in which theologians listen to horses, rats, snakes, cats, dogs, and the earth itself, who become new theological voices demanding a response. In this volume, the voice of the more-than-human world is heard as making theology possible. These essays suggest that what we say theologically represents not simply ideas of our own making subsequently superimposed onto the natural world through our own discovery, but rather flow from an expressive Earth.

The Dynamic HumanThe Dynamic Human

Trumpeter 1997; 14(4): 1-12. Tucker ME. Thomas Berry and the new Story: an introduction to the work of Thomas Berry. In: Eaton H, Ed. The intellectual journey of Thomas Berry: imagining the Earth community.

Author: Maciej Henneberg

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781681082356


Page: 185

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The natural world can be viewed as a continuously changing complex system comprising variable units that do not conform to any stable plan. Within this framework, human evolution is not the story of the past that created Homo sapiens and then handed this account over to written history. It is the ongoing process that shapes us now and will shape us in the future, body and mind. We must understand it in order to survive and be able to direct it to our advantage. The Dynamic Human presents a general theory of how humans function as a multi-individual system embedded in the natural world. The authors employ a unified approach of systems theory to outline forces that direct ongoing human evolution and produce its outcomes in terms of the past, present and future. Readers will find a perspective on the human place in nature, through a brief account of the past human evolution over 10 million years ago, a discussion of the earliest appearance of humans some 2 million years ago, and a description of the mechanisms of the changes in the gene pool of humans from generation-to-generation. Understanding the forces involved in these mechanisms (physical and mental growth and development) may allow us to understand world better. The Dynamic Human presents a simplified perspective on human evolution for all readers interested in a discourse on the origins, nature and future of human beings.

Prioritizing Sustainability EducationPrioritizing Sustainability Education

Thomas Berry and the new story: An introduction to the work of Thomas Berry. In H. Eaton (Ed.), The intellectual journey of Thomas Berry: Imagining the earth community. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Wals, A., & Blewitt, J. (2010).

Author: Joan Armon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429664243


Page: 254

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Prioritizing Sustainability Education presents theory-to-practice essays and case studies by educators from six countries who elucidate dynamic approaches to sustainability education. Too often, students graduate with exploitative, consumer-driven orientations toward ecosystems and are unprepared to confront the urgent challenges presented by environmental degradation. Educators are prioritizing sustainability-oriented courses and programs that cultivate students’ knowledge, skills, and values and contextualize them within relational connections to local and global ecosystems. Little has yet been written, however, about the comprehensive sustainability education that educators are currently designing and implementing, often across or at the edges of disciplinary boundaries. The approaches described in this book expand beyond conventional emphases on developing students’ attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors by thinking and talking about ecosystems to additionally engaging students with ecosystems in sensory, affective, psychological, and cognitive dimensions, as well as imaginative, spiritual, or existential dimensions that guide environmental care and regeneration. This book supports educators and graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in the humanities, social sciences, environmental studies, environmental sciences, and professional programs in considering how to reorient their fields toward relational sustainability perspectives and practices.

A Primer in EcotheologyA Primer in Ecotheology

Tucker and Swimme, Journey of the Universe; Grim and Tucker, Ecology and Religion; Haught, The Promise of Nature; Eaton, The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry; Dalton and Simmons, Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope. 23.

Author: Celia E. Deane-Drummond

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498236997


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This book serves as an introduction to the burgeoning field of ecothology, illustrating both its variety and its commonality across different Christian theological divides. Some of the questions addressed in this short book include the following: How can the Bible still make sense in the context of climate change and biodiversity loss? Who on earth is Jesus Christ, and what does he mean for us in today’s world? How can Christians be faithful to their traditions while responding to pressing calls to be engaged in environmental activism? What is the relationship between theory and practice, and local as well as global demands, and how is this relationship expressed in different ecclesial settings? How can we encourage each other to develop a sense of the earth as divine gift? Written in clear, accessible style, this book walks readers through difficult concepts and shows the way different sources in Christian theology have responded to one of the most significant cultural issues of our time.

Thomas BerryThomas Berry

We are speaking here of the more comprehensive journey of the emergent universe, a unique and irreversible ... as in the ten stages of human intellectual development outlined by Condorcet; then as the journey of social improvement in ...

Author: Tucker, Mary Evelyn

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608336531



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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.


Berry, Thomas. 1991. The Ecozoic Era: Eleventh Annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures. Great Barrington, MA: Schumacher Center for a New Economics. Bohm, David. ... 2014, The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry: Imagining the Earth Community.

Author: Gloria Neufeld Redekop

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498593137


Page: 486

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Global crises—from pandemics to climate change—demonstrate the vulnerability of the biosphere and each of us as individuals, calling for responses guided by creative analysis and compassionate reflection. Transforming explores actions that create paths of understanding and collaboration as the groundwork for transformative community.

Towards a Just and Ecologically Sustainable PeaceTowards a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace

Journey of the Universe Project. http:// ... The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry: Imagining the Earth Community (2014), Ecological Awareness: Exploring Religion, Ethics and Aesthetics, with Sigurd Bergmann ...

Author: Joseph Camilleri

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811550218


Page: 363

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This book addresses the need to develop a holistic approach to countering violence that integrates notions of peace, justice and care of the Earth. It is unique in that it does not stop with the move toward articulating ‘Just Peace’ as a human concern but probes the mindset needed for the shift to a ‘Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace’. It explores the values and principles that can guide this shift, theoretically and in practice. International in scope and grounded in the reality of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific context, the book brings together important insights drawn from the Indigenous relationship to land, ecological feminism, ecological philosophy, the social sciences more generally, and a range of religious and non-religious cosmologies. Drawn from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, the contributors in this book apply their combined professional expertise and active engagement to illuminate the difficult choices that lie ahead.