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The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth

Author(s): Thomas Berry

ISBN13: 9781570759178

ISBN10: 1570759170

Publisher: Orbis Books

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  • Reflections on Christianity, the sacred community of Life, and the New Universe Story by one of the true prophets of our age.

    Like no other religious thinker, Thomas Berry has been a prophetic voice regarding Earth’s destruction and the urgent need for human response from the Christian community. This book collects Berry’s signature views on the interrelatedness of both Earth’s future and the Christian future. He ponders why Christians have been late in coming to the issue of the environment. He reflects insightfully on how the environment must be seen as a religious issue, not simply a scientific or economic problem.

    In powerful and poetic language Berry presents a compelling vision of the sacredness of the universe and the interrelatedness of the Earth community.

    Drawing on Thomas Aquinas and Teilhard de Chardin he brings the Christian tradition into a cosmology of care for the whole of creation.     

  • Thomas Berry


    Thomas Berry, founder of the Riverdale Center for Religious Research, Riverdale, New York, has been hailed by critic Kenneth L. Woodward as "the most provocative figure among this new breed of eco-theologians . . . whose essays have aroused environmentalists like a voice crying in the wilderness."


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The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth