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Thomas Berry, Dreamer of the Earth

Thomas Berry, Dreamer of the Earth

The Spiritual Ecology of the Father of Environmentalism

Edited By: Ervin Laszlo and Allan Combs
A tribute to the visionary contributions and prophetic writings of Thomas Berry, spiritual ecologist and father of environmentalism

• Contains 10 essays by eminent philosophers, thinkers, and scientists in the field of ecology and sustainability, including Matthew Fox, Joanna Macy, Duane Elgin, Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Ervin Laszlo, and Allan Combs

• Calls for a transformation of consciousness to resolve today’s global ecological and human challenges

• Includes a little-known but essential essay by Thomas Berry

When cultural historian and spiritual ecologist Thomas Berry, described by Newsweek magazine as “the most provocative figure among the new breed of eco-theologians,” passed away in 2009 at age 94, he left behind a dream of healing the “Earth community.” In his numerous lectures, books, and essays, Berry proclaimed himself a scholar of the earth, a “geologian,” and diligently advocated for a return to Earth-based spirituality.

This anthology presents 10 essays from leading philosophers, scientists, and spiritual visionaries--including Matthew Fox, Joanna Macy, Duane Elgin, Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Ervin Laszlo, and Allan Combs--on the genius of Berry’s work and his quest to resolve our global ecological and spiritual challenges, as well as a little-known but essential essay by Berry himself. Revealing Berry’s insights as far ahead of their time, these essays reiterate the radical nature of his ideas and the urgency of his most important conclusion: that money and technology cannot solve our problems, rather, we must reestablish the indigenous connection with universal consciousness and return to our fundamental spontaneous nature--still evident in our dreams--in order to navigate our ecological challenges successfully.
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  • Inner Traditions | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781594773952 | 
  • January 2011
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Foreword

The Dreamer of the Earth
Ervin Laszlo


Few thinkers have been as far ahead of their time as Thomas Berry. Truly, he was a man of not just the twentieth century, but also the twenty-first. His thought exceeded his own estimation of himself and the relevance and meaning of his ideas, his warnings, and his vision became more manifest in the new century than they had been in the old.

Many of Berry’s writings seem as if they were committed to paper today, by a prophetic mind of the twenty-first century; he diagnosed problems that are only now emerging into public awareness. He had amazing foresight.... see more

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