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

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

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0231149522
ISBN-13:
9780231149525
Pub. Date:
09/16/2009
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
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The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the Twenty-first Century

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231149525
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 09/16/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 693,089
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Mary Evelyn Tucker
Part I
1. Traditional Religion in the Modern World (1972)
2. Religion in the Global Human Community (1975)
3. Alienation
4. Historical and Contemporary Spirituality
Part 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)
Notes
Index

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