Thomas Berry Short Biography

Thomas Berry

Thomas Berry (1914 – 2009), Passionist priest and internationally recognized historian of cultures, focused his writings and lectures on the relation of humans with the cosmos and Earth. His works have notably influenced the intellectual/ spiritual history of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Born in Greensboro, North Carolina and originally named for his father, William Nathan Berry, founder of Berico Fuels Company (1924), this second of eight sons in a family of thirteen children, following 1933 entry into the Passionist Religious Order, adopted the name Thomas after philosopher-theologian Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). A Catholic University of America doctorate concluded with publication of his research on the historical theory of philosopher-historian Giambattista Vico 1668-1744 (Catholic University of America Press, 1951).

Believing the wisdom of Asia indispensable for adequate learning, Thomas went to China in 1948 to study and teach at Beijing’s Fu Jen University but returned to America in 1949 when Mao Tse-tung took over China. Subsequent studies in Chinese language and culture at Seton Hall University and Sanskrit and South Asian culture at Columbia University were interrupted by service as United States Army chaplain in Germany 1951-54. Afterwards Thomas undertook a teaching career, first with the Asian Institute of Seton Hall University 1956-61;then with the Asian Institute of St. John’s University 1961-65; finally, at Fordham University 1966-79, where he instituted the doctoral program in the history of religions.

In 1970 Thomas inaugurated the Riverdale Center for Religious Research (1970-95) in Riverdale, NY. From this base and with his presidency of the American Teilhard Society (1975-1987), Thomas’s international influence as thinker, writer, and lecturer expanded rapidly. Annual conferences explored themes such as ‘Energy: Its Cosmic-Human Dimensions’; ‘The Future: Technological Society Man’s Covenant?’; ‘New York as Sacred City’; and ‘The Ecological Age’. From across the globe scholars and others came to the Center for rethinking their disciplines in the light of newly understood relations of humans to Earth. In 1998 as part of Harvard’s international Forum on Religion and Ecology (FORE), the Thomas Berry Foundation was established by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, currently of Yale University.

Besides the eleven-volume Riverdale Papers and treatises on Buddhism (1966) and The Religions of India (1971), the most influential of Berry’s books are The Dream of the Earth (1988, National Lannan Non-Fiction Award 1992); The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era (1992), with mathematical-cosmologist Brian Swimme; The Great Work: Our Way Into the Future (1999); and Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as Sacred Community, Sierra Club Books, University of California Press, 2006. Thomas Berry papers are housed in the Harvard University Environmental Science and Public Policy Archives.

Besides eight honorary doctorates, Thomas’s awards include the United States Catholic Mission Association Award (1989); the 1992 James Herriot Award of the Humane Society of the United States; Honorary Canonship of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine (1992); the 1993 Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Medal for Peace and Justice; the Catholic University of America 1993 Alumni Research and Scholarship Award; the 1992 Prescott College Environmental Award; annual Thomas Berry Lecture Awards established by the College of Mt. St. Vincent on the Hudson and, in Washington, DC, by the Center for Respect of Life and Environment and the Humane Society of the United States; a Thomas Berry Hall and Thomas Berry Seminars at Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island, WA.; and the Thomas Berry Student Writing Award at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC (2005).

During World War II Thomas’s mother, Greensboro’s Elizabeth Vize Berry (1890-1980), was named by the national Golden Rule Foundation the ‘American Mother of 1942’. All eight sons of this family of 13 children served in the military 1940 – 1958. Having returned to his native Greensboro in 1995, Thomas continued to write at the Hermitage cabin on a family member’s land, eventually moving to Well-Spring Retirement Community. Here he continued to work on developing essays for publication until his death on June 1, 2009. August 2009 will see publication of two more books: The Sacred Universe (Columbia University Press) and a further volume – The Christian Future and the Fate of Earth (Orbis Books).

(Written by Dr Margaret Berry, sister and Aide for Thomas Berry)

Honorary Degrees

2008 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
2003 Honorary Doctorate of Theology. The Catholic Theological Union at Chicago, Illinois
1998 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. The College of Mt. St. Vincent, Riverdale, New York
1997 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. St. Mary’s University. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1997 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
1994 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. St.Thomas University of Miami, Florida
1994 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Loyola University of New Orleans, Louisiana
1993 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California

Other Honors and Awards

2007 Conference Earth is Community held in London, UK to honor Thomas Berry, organized by the Gaia Foundation and Greenspirit, Sept 15, 2007
2005 Thomas Berry Student-Writing Award established by the Environmental Leadership Center,Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina. To foster dialogue and quality writing on environmental themes
2003 Frederick II Peace Prize, Pax Romana Earth Charter Project. Castel del Monte, Adria, Italy. March 15, 2003
2002 Conference The Cosmological Imagination held in Berkeley, CA, to honor Thomas Berry organized by the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness Dept of California Institute of Integral Studies. Nov 2- 4, 2002
2002 Juliet Hollister Award The Temple of Understanding. University Club, NYC. April 16, 2002
2000 Thomas Berry Professorship proposed for the Loyola Institute for Ministry of Loyola University, New Orleans
2000 Named to the Council of Honored Elders of the group ‘Earth Elders’, Santa Rosa, CA
1999 The Thomas Berry Hall Building at the Whidbey Institute of Chinook on Whidbey Island north of Seattle.Dedication July 23, 1999
1999 The Thomas Berry Lecture established by the Fine Arts Department of the University of British Columbia, 1999.
1999 David C. Korten’s book The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism (Narvel-Koehler Publishers, 1999) is dedicated to Thomas Berry
1999 Inclusion in World Authors 1990 – 1995 of H.W. Wilson Co.
1998 First Annual Jerry Mische Global Service Award. Global Education Associates, on their 25th Anniversary Celebration. April 30, 1998
1998 The Thomas Berry Foundation established in Washington, DC
1998 First Annual Thomas-Berry Environmental Award and Lectureship sponsored by the Center for Reflection on the Second Law (CRSL) and the Humane Society of the United States, presented by Dr Mary Evelyn Tucker
1997 The New York Open Center Award: A Visionary Voice in the Merging of Ecology and Spirituality. October 30, 1997
1997 College of Mount St. Vincent on the Hudson first annual Thomas-Berry Environmental Award made to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for Achievement in Restoring Ecological Health to the Hudson-Valley Region of New York State
1996 Inclusion in the New Catholic Encyclopedia XIX (Supplement 1989-1996).
1995 The Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Non-Fiction for The Dream of the Earth. $50,000 prize
1995 Made an honorary charter member of The Club of Budapest, June 1995
1995 First Green Dove Award of Common Boundary, November 10, 1995
1993 The Catholic University of America Alumni Award for Achievement in Research and Scholarship. October 23, 1993
1993 The Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Medal for Peace and Justice. The Christian Brothers University of Memphis, Tennessee
1992 Named Honorary Canon of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York
1992 The James Herriott Award, The Humane Society of the United States
1992 The Prescott College Environmental Award, Prescott, Arizona
1992 Scholar-in-Residence for the Humane Society of the United States on a continuing appointment until today
1989 The United States Catholic Mission Association Annual Award

Thomas Berry’s Books and Contributions to Books

(Chronologically Listed From Earliest to Latest)


1. The Historical Theory of Giambattista Vico. Washington, DC: Catholic University Press, 1951.
2. Buddhism. New York: Hawthorne Books, 1966. Paperback edition by Crowell Publishers, 1975. Since 1996 available from Columbia University Press.
3. The Religions of India. New York: Bruce-Macmillan, 1971. (Second Edition) Chambersburg, PA: Anima Publications, 1992. Since 1996 available from Columbia University Press.
4. Studies in the Thought and History of China: Four Essays. (1962-1974) Unpublished.
5. The Dream of the Earth. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1988.
6. Befriending the Earth. Mystic, CT: Twenty-third Publications, 1991.
7. The Universe Story (with Brian Swimme). San Francisco, CA: Harper, 1992.
8. The Great Work: Our Way Into the Future. Crown Bell Publishers (Random House), 1999.
9. Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as Sacred Community. Sierra Club Books. University of California Press, 2006.
10. The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality, and Religion in the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker, Columbia University Press, 2009
11. The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth. Edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Orbis Books, 2009

Pamphlets and Book Digests

1. Five Oriental Philosophies. Overview Studies. Magi Books, Incorporated, 1968
2. Contemporary Spirituality: Its Global Context, Its Historical Dimensions, Its Future Vision, as Seen From Western Perspective. Cross 3. Currents 24.2-3 (Summer/Fall 1974): 172-183. Also Riverdale Studies. No. 1, 1978.
4. The New Story. Teilhard Studies, No. 1. Anima Books, Chambersburg, PA, Winter/ Spring 1977.
5. Energy. Teilhard Studies, No. 1, 1980.
6. Management: The Managerial Ethos and the Future of Planet Earth. Teilhard Studies, No. 3, Anima Books, 1980.
7. Bioregions: The Context for Reinhabiting the Earth. Teilhard Studies. No.14, 1982.
8. Teilhard in the Ecological Age. Teilhard Studies, No. 7. Anima Books: Chambersburg, PA, Fall 1982.
9. The Lower Hudson River Valley: A Bioregional Story. Brochurefor the Hudson River Bundle, distributed by Planet Drum Foundation. Spring 1985.
10. Technology and the Healing of the Earth. Teilhard Studies, No.14. Anima Books: Chambersburg, PA, Fall 1985.
11. Human-Earth Relations (a bibliography). 1989. Unpublished.
12. The Ecozoic Era. Great Barrington, MA. E.F. Schumacher Society, 1991.
13. La Sabiduria de la Cruz y su relaçion con la Sabiduria del Universo. Tr. Susana Cinto, C.P. In Stauros: Teologica de la Cruz. Año 1991. Primer senestre. No. 25. Pages 5-14.
14. Human Presence on the North American Continent. An Alfred P. Stiernotte Lecture in Philosophy. Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut. September 28, 1994.
15. Creative Energy (an abridgment of Dream of the Earth). Sierra Club Books. c1995.
16. Every Being Has Rights. E.F. Schumacher Society, 2004.

Introductions, Forewords, Essays, and Chapters in Other Books

1. John Dewey’s Influence in China. John Dewey: His Thought and Influence. Ed. John Blewett. New York: Fordham University Press, 1960. Pages 199-232.
2. The Spiritual Forms of the Oriental Civilizations. Approaches to Oriental Civilizations. Ed. Wm. Theodore de Bary. New York: Columbia University Press, 1964. Pages 5-33.
3. The Problem of Moral Evil and Guilt in Early Buddhism. Moral Evil Under Challenge. Ed. Johannes B. Metz. Herder and Herder, 1970. Pages 126-133. Also published in Spanish, Italian, Dutch, French, and German.
4. Foundations of Indian Culture. Six Pillars: Introduction to the Major Works of Sri Aurobindo. Ed. Robert A. McDermott. Wilson Books, 1974.
5. Perspectives on Creativity: Openness to a Free Future. Whither Creativity, Freedom, Suffering. Proceedings of the Theology Institute of Villanova University. Villanova Press, 1981. Pages 1-14.
6. Dialogues of Hope, Robert Muller. Preface. 1/14/83.
7. Religion, Life, and Art in Hinayana Buddhism. Santosh N. Desai. 5/16/83. Foreword by Thomas Berry
8. Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen , Gabriele Uhlein. Bear and Co Publishers, 1984. Foreword by Thomas Berry
9. The Human Presence to Animals. Meditation With Animals: A Bestiary of North American Indian Animals, Gerald Hausman, Bear Press, 1986.
10. The Earth: A New Context for Religious Unity. Thomas Berry and the New Cosmology. Anne Lonergan and Caroline Richard, Mystic Court, CRT: Twenty-third Publications, 1987. Pages 27-40.
11. Economics: Its Effects on the Life Systems of the World. Thomas Berry and the New Cosmology. Anne Lonergan and Caroline Richard, Mystic Court, CT: Twenty-third Publications, 1987. Pages 5-26.
12. Our Future on Earth: Where Do We Go From Here? Thomas Berry and the New Cosmology. Anne Lonergan and Caroline Richard, Mystic Court, CT: Twenty-third Publications, 1987, Pages 103-106.
13. Twelve Principles for Understanding the Universe. Thomas Berry and the New Cosmology. Anne Lonergan and Caroline Richard, Mystic Court, CT: Twenty-third Publications, 1987. Pages 107-108.
14. The Journey Symbol by Marilyn Nichols. Teilhard Studies. 1987. Foreword by Thomas Berry
15. Economics As If the Earth Really Mattered. Susan Meeker-Lowry. Consortium Book Sales, 1988. Foreword by Thomas Berry
16. Liberating Life: Contemporary Approaches to Ecological Theology. Ed. William Birch, William Eakin, and Jay B. McDaniel. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1990. Pages 151-158.
Morningside Cathedral. Edge of the World Poems collected by Greensboro Group. Trans-Verse Press, 1990. Poem
17. Earth, Sky, Gods, and Mortals: Developing an Ecological Spirituality. Jay B. McDaniel and Thomas Berry. Mystic Court, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 1990. Foreword by Thomas Berry
18. Education in a Multicultural World. Approaches to the Oriental Classics, Ed. Wm. Theodore de Bary. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990. Pages 11-23.
19. To Honor the Earth: Reflections on Living in Harmony With Nature Dorothy Maclean and Kathleen Thormod Carr. Harper San Francisco, 1991. Pages vii-ix. Foreword by Thomas Berry.
20. The Breathing Cathedral: Feeling Our Way Into the Living Cosmos, Martha Heyneman.
Sierra Club Books, 1993. Pages xiii-xviii Foreword by Thomas Berry
21. Moments of Grace. The Breathing Cathedral by Marthe Heyneman. Sierra Club Books,1993.
22. Invested in the Common Good (revised edition) by Susan Meeker-Lowry. Introduction by Thomas Berry to the First Edition, published by the Council for a Parliament of World Religions, 1993. Also the Foreword to the 1996 revised edition published by New Society Publishers, Philadelphia, PA. Also see Meeker-Lowry’s 1988 Economics as If the Earth Really Mattered.
23. To One Who Understands Our Crises. Laurance S. Rockefeller and the Fund for the Advancement of the Human Spirit. September 25, 1993. Pages 11-12.
24. Re-inhabiting the Earth: Biblical Perspectives and Eco-Spiritual Reflections, Mary Lou Van Rossum. Triumph Publishers, 1994. Introduction by Thomas Berry.
25. Ecological Geography. WorldViews and Ecology. Eds. Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. Lewisburg, PA, Bucknell University Press, 1994. Pages 228-237.
26. Ecology and the Future of Catholicism: A Statement of the Problem. Embracing Earth: Catholic Approaches to Ecology. Eds. Albert L. LaChance and John E. Carroll. New York, Orbis Press, 1994.
27. Issues at the Edge: The Thought of Thomas Berry. Paul Collins of the Australian Broadcasting Company, 1994. An unpublished MS based on a series of interviews.
28. The Bush. Sculpting with the Environment, Baile Oakes. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995.
29. The Cosmology of Religions. A Source Book for Earth’s Community of Religions. Ed. Joel D. Beversluis. Grand Rapids, MI: CoNexus Press, 1995. Pages 93-98. Also in Pluralism and Oppression ed. Paul Knitter. Volume 34. Published by the College Theology Society.
30. The Dream Drives the Action: Education for Global-Planetary Transformation (with Edmund V.O’Sullivan). Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Unpublished copyrighted MS. 1992-1995.
31. The Viable Human. Deep Ecology for the Twenty-first Century. Ed. George Sessions. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1995. Pages 8-18.
32. The Ecological Vision. The Forsaken Garden: Soul Loss and Recovery and the Healing of the Planet. Interviews by Nancy Ryley. Denley Productions, 1995.
33. Endangered Species: Saving the World’s Vanishing Ecosystems by Anna Maria Caldera. Mallard Press: New York, NY, 1995. Pages 8-15. Foreword by Thomas Berry
34. Coming of Age in the Ecozoic Era. Perspectives in Bioregional Education, Eds. Traina, F. & Darley-Hill, S. Troy, OH: North American Association for Environmental Education. 1995
35. The Sacred Community, Its Modes of Expression Education for Global-Planetary Transformation (with Edmund V. O’Sullivan). Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Summer 1995.
36. Endangered Environments by Bob Burton. Gareth Stevens Publishers, 1996. Foreword by Thomas Berry
37. Landscapes of the Interior: Re-Explorations of Nature and the Human Spirit. By Don Gayten. New Society Publishers, 1996. Evaluation by Thomas Berry. January 1996.
38. Cathedrals of the Spirit: The Message of Sacred Places. Ed. T.C. McLuhan. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1996. Pages 220-221.
39. The Ecozoic Era. In the series Guideposts to a Sustainable Future: The E.F. Schumacher Lectures, 1996. Also in The Other Half of the Soul: Bede Griffin and the Hindu-Christian Dialogue. Compiled by Beatrice Bruteau. Quest Books, 1996.
40. A Call for Renewing Nature, Spirit, and Politics. The Lost Gospel of the Earth by Tom Hayden. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996. Pages lx-xv. Introduction by Thomas Berry
41. Original Blessing , Matthew Fox. San Francisco, CA: Harper San Francisco, 1996. Comments by Thomas Berry.
42. The Role of Religions in the 21st Century. The Community of Religions: Voices and Images From the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Pages 182-188. Eds. Wayne Teasdale and George Cairns. Continuum Publishing Company, 1996.
43. The Ecozoic Era. People, Land, and Community. Eds. Hildegarde Hannum et al. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997. Pages 191-203. Also in the series Guideposts to a Sustainable Future: The E.F. Schumacher Lectures, 1996. Also in The Other Half of the Soul: Bede Griffin and the Hindu-Christian Dialogue. Compiled by Beatrice Bruteau. Quest Books, 1996.
44. From Violence to Wholeness: Facilitators, Guides, and Participants. Manuals by Patricia Bruno, OP. August 21, 1997.
45. The Universe Story: Its Religious Significance. The Greening of Faith: God, Environment, and the Good Life Eds. John E.Carroll, Paul Brockelman, Mary Westfall, The University Press of New England: Hanover and London, 1997. Pages 208-218.
46. The Universe, the University, and the Ecozoic Age. Doors of Understanding: Conversations in Global Spirituality in Honor of Ewert Cousins. Ed. Stephen Chase. Quincy, Illinois: Franciscan Press, 1997. Reprinted with a new foreword in 1998. Pages 79-96
47. Beacons of Hope: A Compilation of Prayers for 1998. Eds. Robert Eimers OMI, and Sr. Sarah O’Malley OSB.Pp.77-80.
48. Growing Up Green: Educating for Ecological Renewal, David Hutchinson. Teachers College Press 1998.Pages xiii-xiv. Foreword by Thomas Berry
49. The Forsaken Garden: Eco-psychology Restoring Earth, Healing the Self. Four Conversations on the Deep Meaning of Environmental Illness by Nancy Ryley. Laurens van der Post, Marion Woodman, Brian Swimme, and Thomas Berry. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books of the Theosophical Publishing House,1998. Foreword by Thomas Berry
50. The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game by Paul Shepard and George Sessions. Athens, Georgia: University of GeorgiaPress, 1998. Introduction by Thomas Berry.
51. The Voice of the Infinite in the Small: Revisioning the Insect-Human Connection. Eds. Joanne-Elizabeth Lauck and Brian Crissey. Mill Spring, NC: Blue Water Publishers, 1998. Pages xix-xxii. Introduction by Thomas Berry
52. What Does It Mean To Be Human? Respect for Life Reaffirmed by Responses From Around the World. Eds. Franck, Frederick et al. Circumstantial Productions, published in cooperation with the UNESCO Institute for Education, 1998. Pages 50-56.
53. Christianity’s Role in the Earth Project. Christianity and Ecology. Eds. Dieter Hessel and Rosemary Radford Ruether, Harvard University Press. 2000
54. The Piracy of America: Profiteering in the Public Domain. Ed. Judith Scherff. Atlanta, GA: Clarity Press, 1999. Pages 1-3. Foreword by Thomas Berry
55. A Theology for the Earth: The Contributions of Thomas Berry and Bernard Lonergan by Anne
Marie Dalton. University of Ottawa Press, 1999. Number 10 of Religions and Beliefs Series.
Pages v-viii. Foreword by Thomas Berry.
56. Transformation Learning: Education Vista for the 21st Century by Edmund O’Sullivan. New York: University of Toronto Press, 1999. Pages xi-xv. Foreword by Thomas Berry.
57. The Hudson River Valley: A Bioregional Story. At Home on the Earth: Becoming Native to Our Place. University of California Press, 1999. Pages 103-110.
58. Christianity in an Emerging Universe. Light Burdens, Heavy Blessings: Challenges of Church and Culture in the Post Vatican II Era. Essays in honor of Margaret R. Brennan, IHM. Eds. Mary Heather MacKinnon SSND, Moni McIntyre and Mary Ellen Sheehan IHM. Quincey, IL Franciscan Press, 2000.
59. Designing the Green Economy for a Post-Industrial Transition. Brian Milani. Eco Materials Project, Toronto, 2000. Prologue by Thomas Berry.
60. Christianity and Ecology. Ed. T. Dieter and Hessel and Rosemary Radford. Harvard University Press, 2000. Religions of the World Series. A Christianity in the Earth Project. Pages 127-134.
61. On the Historical Mission of Our Times. Macroshift: Navigating the Transformation to a Sustainable World. Ervin Laszlo, Official Report of the Club of Budapest. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. San Francisco, CA, 2001. Pages 152-156.
62. Earth Charter: A Study Book of Reflection for Action. Elisabeth Ferrero and Joe Holland (Pax Romana Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs). 2002. Preface by Thomas Berry
63. The New Story. Worldviews, Religion, and the Environment. A Global Anthology. Ed. Richard C. Foltz, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2002
64. Our Universal Spirit Journey: Reflections in Verse for Creation’s Sake. John P. Cook. Transcribe Books, June 2002. Foreword by Thomas Berry
65. Affectivity in Classical Confucian Tradition. Confucian Spirituality, Eds. Tu Wei-ming and Mary Evelyn Tucker. In World Spirituality Series: an Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest. General Ed. Ewert Cousins. Crossroad Publishing Co., NY, 2003. Vol. One, Pages 96-112.
66. Wild Law – A Manifesto for Earth Justice. Cormac Cullinan, Green Books, 2003 Foreword by Thomas Berry
67. Earth Age: A New Vision of God, the Human, and the Earth. Lorna Green. IUniverse, Inc. June 2003. Introduction by Thomas Berry
68. Individualism and Holism in Chinese Tradition: The Religious Cultural Context. Confucian Spirituality, Eds. Tu Wei-ming and Mary Evelyn Tucker. In World Spirituality Series: an Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest. General Ed. Ewert Cousins. Crossroad Publishing Co., NY, 2003. Volume One, Pages 39-55.
69. Re-Invent Yourself: Commit to a Great Work. Richard J. Lambert. First Books Library, 2003.
Foreword by Thomas Berry
70. Soulcraft: Crossing Into Mysteries of Nature and Psyche. Bill Plotkin. New World Library. September 2003. Foreword by Thomas Berry.
71. The New Story. Teilhard in the 21st Century: The Emerging Spirit of Earth. Eds. Arthur Fabel and Donald St. John. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 2003. Pages 77-88.
72. Motivation for the Great Work: Forty Meaty Meditations for Secular Religious. John Cock. NY: Authors Choice Press, 2003. Foreword by Thomas Berry
73. Teilhard in the Ecological Age. Teilhard in the 21st Century: The Emerging Spirit of Earth. Eds. Arthur Fabel and Donald St. John. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 2003. Pages 57-73.
74. The Story and the Dream: The Next Step in the Evolutionary Epic. The Epic of Evolution: Science and Religion in Dialogue. Ed. James B. 75. Miller, Prentice Hall, 2003, Pages 209-217.
76. Educating for Humanity: Re-thinking the Purpose of Education. Ed. Mike Seymour. Paradigm
Publishers, Boulder, CO. 2004. Pages 145-154.
77. Listening to the Land. Conversations About Nature, Culture, and Eros. Ed. Derrick Jensen. Originally published in paperback by Sierra Club Books, 1995. Chelsea Green Publishing Company. 2004. Pages 35 – 43. Interview.
78. Ethics and Ecology: Our Creative Role in the Human Community. Manual for Earth Elders. Imago, Inc. 2004
79. Evening Thoughts. In Manual for Earth Elders. Imago Inc. 2004
80. An Ecologically Sensitive Spirituality Minding the Spirit: The Study of Christian Spirituality by Elizabeth Dreyer and Mark Burrows. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
81. Exploring a Sense of Place: How to create your own local program for reconnecting with nature. Karen Harwell 2006. Foreword by Thomas Berry
82. Cultural Addiction: The Greenspirit Guide to Recovery. Albert LaChance, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA, 2006. Pages vii-xvi. Foreword by Thomas Berry
83. Sacramental Commons: Christian Ecological Ethics (Nature’s Meaning). John Hart, Rowan and Littlefield Publishers, 2006. Afterword by Thomas Berry
84. Prologue: ‘Loneliness and Presence’. A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics. Eds. Paul Waldau and Kimberley Patton, Columbia University Press, 2006

If you prefer to read offline, PDF files may be downloaded from the following links

Tribute to Thomas Berry and his work given by Matthew Fox, Nov 2002, transcribed by Caroline Webb from the Conference audio recording done at the Cosmological Imagination Conference in Berkeley

The Mystique of the Earth, Interview by Caroline Webb as published in Caduceus magazine, Spring 2003. Also as text only version here

Article about Thomas Berry, in a publication called Spirit in the Smokies, 1999

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