Thomas Berry founded the History of Religions Program at Fordham University and the Riverdale Center of Religious Research. He has served as president of the American Teilhard de Chardin Association, and won a Lannan Foundation Award for The Dream of the Earth. Together with the scientist Brian Swimme, he wrote The Universe Story: A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos. He lives in the hill country of the Southern Appalachians.
"Berry believes we stand at a defining moment in history, one in
which the earth itself calls out to us to embark upon a
resacralization of nature, a new ecological beginning. Berry is our
conscience, our prophet, our guide. He speaks to what is best
within us, in a voice that is inclusive, ecumenical, generous, and
wise. His Great Work should -- and must -- be ours."
-- Chet Raymo, Orion
"A visionary book, full of insight, erudition, and cogency."
-- Ursula Goodenough, professor of biology, Washington University