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Berry, Thomas, 1914-2009
The sacred universe : earth, spirituality, and religion in the twenty-first century / Thomas Berry ; edited and with a foreword by Mary Evelyn Tucker
Alternate Title Earth, spirituality, and religion in the twenty-first century
New York : Columbia University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BL624 .B4638 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Spirituality
Philosophical anthropology
Physical Description xv, 181 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-181)
Contents Traditional religion in the modern world -- Religion in the global human community -- Alienation -- Historical and contemporary spirituality -- The spirituality of the Earth -- Religion in the twenty-first century -- Religion in the ecozoic era -- The Gaia hypothesis : its religious implications -- The cosmology of religions -- An ecologically sensitive spirituality -- The universe as divine manifestation -- The sacred universe -- The world of wonder
Summary A leading scholar, cultural historian, and Catholic priest who spent more than fifty years writing about our engagement with the Earth, the author 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 his 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, the author resituates the human spirit within a sacred totality
Alternate Author Tucker, Mary Evelyn

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