Dedicated readers of ecology, theology, or religious philosophy will want to savor each one [of these essays]. Library Journal 7/1/09 The volume is a fair encapsulation of the intellectual concerns for which Berry is best known. -- Christina Peppard Commonweal 1/29/10 Thoams Berry demonstrattes in these papers the qualities he calls for: humanist vision and imagination. Resurgence 09/01/10 When encountering the essays, one is struck by the clarity of analyses showing humanity's destructive antagonism toward the Earth. In them we observe the gradual evocation of a vision in which this antagonism is overcome so that we can live in harmony and peace on our planetary home. -- Norman Wirzba Journal of the American Academy of Religion 9/1/2011 The Sacred Universe is an important, inspiring compendium fo the thought of a great soul and spiritually profound seeker, who cogently and consistently reminds, even after his death, that we must learn to feel at home in the universe. -- Stephen B. Scharper America 11/30/2009
About the Author
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 major publications include The Dream of the Earth, The Great Work, Evening Thoughts, and The Universe Story, with Brian Swimme.Mary Evelyn Tucker directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale where she teaches in a joint degree program between the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Divinity School. She is the author of Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism, The Philosophy of Qi, and Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase.