Thomas Berry: A Biography

by Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, Andrew Angyal



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ISBN-13: 9780231176989
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 478,669
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim teach at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale Divinity School, where they direct the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. They worked closely with Thomas Berry for over thirty years as his students, editors, and literary executors and are the managing trustees of the Thomas Berry Foundation. In 2019, the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture selected them as recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Andrew Angyal is professor emeritus of English and environmental studies at Elon University. He is also the author of Loren Eisley (1983), Lewis Thomas (1989), and Wendell Berry (1995).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Thomas Berry and the Arc of History
1. An Independent Youth
2. The Call to Contemplation
3. Studying History and Living History
4. The Struggle to Teach
5. From Human History to Earth History
6. From New Story to Universe Story
7. Evoking the Great Work
8. Coming Home
Interlude: The Arc of a Life
9. Narratives of Time
10. Teilhard and the Zest for Life
11. Confucian Integration of Cosmos, Earth, and Humans
12. Indigenous Traditions of the Giving Earth
Appendix: Thomas Berry Timeline, 1914–2009

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