Bibliography – Published Works

Thomas Berry in his Study at the Hermitage, Greensboro, NC, August 2003. Photo by Caroline Webb.

Thomas was prolific. The bibliography below is of his published works. There are boxes of his writings, modestly cataloged and unpublished, at Harvard University in the Environmental Science and Public Policy Archives “Thomas Berry Collection”.

This bibliography is from www.thomasberry.org/Biography/

Books by Thomas Berry

  • Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as Sacred Community. Edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books and University of California Press, 2006.
  • The Great Work: Our Way Into the Future. New York: Crown-Bell Publishers (Random House), 1999.
  • The Universe Story (with Brian Swimme). San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.
  • The Dream of the Earth. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1988. Reissued 2006.
  • Befriending the Earth. Mystic, CT: Twenty-third Publications, 1991. Also in a 13-part video series available from Lou Niznik, 15726 Ashland Drive, Laurel, MD 20707.
  • The Religions of India. New York: Bruce-Macmillan, 1971. (Second Edition) Chambersburg, PA: Anima Books, 1992. Since 1996 available from Columbia University Press.
  • Buddhism. New York: Hawthorne Books, 1966. Paperback edition by Crowell Publishers, 1975. Since 1996 available from Columbia University Press.
  • The Historical Theory of Giambattista Vico. Washington, DC: Catholic University Press, 1951. (Thomas Berry’s PhD thesis)

Pamphlets by Thomas Berry

  • Bioregions: The Context for Reinhabiting the Earth. In Teilhard Studies. No 14. Chambersburg, PA: Anima Books,1982.
  • Contemporary Spirituality: Its Global Context, Its Historical Dimensions, Its Future Vision, as Seen From a Western Perspective. Riverdale Studies. Number 1, 1978. Also in Cross Currents 24.2-3 (Summer/Fall 1974): 172-183.
  • Creative Energy (a selection of several essays from Dream of the Earth). San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1995.
  • The Ecozoic Era. Great Barrington, MA: E.F. Schumacher Society, 1991.
  • Every Being Has Rights. Twenty-third annual Schumacher Lecture. Stockbridge, MA. 2003.
  • Five Oriental Philosophies. Overview Studies. Magi Books, Inc, 1968
  • Human Presence on the North American Continent. An Alfred P. Stiernotte Lecture in Philosophy. Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut. September 28, 1994.
  • The Lower Hudson River Valley: A Bioregional Story. Brochure for the Hudson River Bundle, distributed by Planet Drum Foundation. Spring 1985.
  • Management: The Managerial Ethos and the Future of Planet Earth. In Teilhard Studies, No. 3. Chambersburg, PA: Anima Books,1980.
  • The New Story. In Teilhard Studies, No. 1. Chambersburg, PA: Anima Books, 1978.
  • Technology and the Healing of the Earth. In Teilhard Studies, No.14. Chambersburg, PA: Anima Books, 1986.
  • Teilhard in the Ecological Age. In Teilhard Studies, No. 7. : Chambersburg, PA: Anima Books, 1982.

Essays by Thomas Berry

  • “Affectivity in Classical Confucian Tradition.” In Confucian Spirituality. Eds. Tu Wei-ming and Mary Evelyn Tucker. In World Spirituality Series: an Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest. General Editor Ewert Cousins. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co. 2003.
  • “The Bush.” In Sculpting with the Environment by Baile Oakes. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995.
  • “Christianity in an Emerging Universe.” In 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. Pages 361-369.
  • “Christianity’s Role in the Earth Project.” In Christianity and Ecology. Eds. Dieter Hessel and Rosemary Radford Ruether. Cambridge, MA: Center for the Study of World Religions and Harvard University Press, 2000. Pages 127-134.
  • “The Cosmology of Religions.” In 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.
  • Designing the Green Economy: For a Post-Industrial Transition. By Brian Milani. Prologue by Thomas Berry. Toronto: Eco Materials Project, 2000.
  • “The Earth: A New Context for Religious Unity.” In Anne Lonergan and Caroline Richard’s Thomas Berry and the New Cosmology. Mystic Court, CT: Twenty-third Publications, 1987. Pages 27-40.
  • Earth Charter: A Study Book of Reflection for Action. Elisabeth Ferrero and Joe Holland (Pax Romana Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs). Preface by Thomas Berry. March 11, 2002. www.ecreflection4action.org
  • Earth, Sky, Gods, and Mortals by Jay McDaniel. Foreword by Thomas Berry. Mystic CT., Twenty-Third Publications, 1990.
  • “Earth Systems … Human Systems.” In Fugitive Faith: Interviews by Benjamin Webb. Conversations on Spiritual, Environmental, and Community Renewal. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1998. Pages 31-43.
  • “Ecological Geography.” In Worldviews and Ecology: Religion, Philosophy, and the Environment. Edited by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1994. Pages 228-237.
  • “Ecology and the Future of Catholicism.” Embracing Earth: Catholic Approaches to Ecology. Eds Albert L. LaChance and John E. Carroll. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 1994.
  • “Economics: Its Effects on the Life Systems of the World.” In Thomas Berry and the New Cosmology. Eds. Anne Lonergan and Caroline Richard. Mystic Court, CT: Twenty-third Publications, 1987. Pages 5-26.
  • “The Ecozoic Era.” In the series Guideposts to a Sustainable Future: The E.F. Schumacher Lectures, 1996. Ed. Mike Nickerson. Voyageur Publishing, 1995. Also in The Other Half of the Soul: Bede Griffin and the Hindu-Christian Dialogue. Compiled by Beatrice Bruteau. Quest Books, 1996. Also in People, Land, and Community. Ed. Hildegarde Hannum. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997. Pages 191-203. Also in Deep Ecology by George Sessions.
  • “Education in a Multicultural World.” In Approaches to the Oriental Classics. Ed. Wm. Theodore de Bary. New York: Columbia University Press, 1959. Pages 11-23.
  • Endangered Environments by Bob Burton. Gareth Stevens Publishers, 1996. Foreword by Thomas Berry.
  • Endangered Species: Saving the World’s Vanishing Ecosystems by Anna Maria Caldera. Foreword by Thomas Berry. Mallard Press: New York, NY, 1995. Pages 8-15.
  • The Forsaken Garden: Eco-psychology Restoring Earth, Healing the Self. Four Conversations on the Deep Meaning of Environmental Illness: Laurens van der Post, Marion Woodman, Brian Swimme, and Thomas Berry. By Nancy Ryley. Foreword by Thomas Berry.. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books of the Theosophical Publishing House, 1998.
  • Forty Meaty Meditations for the Secular-Religious: Motivation for the Great Work. John P. Cock. Foreword by Thomas Berry New York: Authors Choice Press, 2000.
  • “Foundations of Indian Culture.” In Six Pillars: Introduction to the Major Works of Sri Aurobindo. Ed. Robert A. McDermott. Wilson Books, 1974.
  • “The Gaia Theory: Its Religious Implications,” ARC: The Journal of the Faculty of Religious Studies (McGill University) 22:7-19.
  • Growing Up Green: Educating for Ecological Renewal , or The Recovery of the Earth Process Through Children. By David Hutchinson. Foreword by Thomas Berry. Toronto: University of Toronto. 1998.
  • “The Hudson River Valley: A Bioregional Story.” In At Home on the Earth: Becoming Native to Our Place. Ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Pages 103-110.
  • “Individualism and Holism in Chinese Tradition: The Religious Cultural Context.” In Confucian Spirituality. Eds. Tu Wei-ming and Mary Evelyn Tucker. In World Spirituality Series: an Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest. General editor Ewert Cousins. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co., 2003.
  • Invested in the Common Good by Susan Meeker-Lowry. Foreword. by Thomas Berry. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers,1996.
  • “John Dewey’s Influence in China.” In John Dewey: His Thought and Influence. Ed. John Blewett. New York: Fordham University Press, 1960. Pages 199-232.
  • The Lost Gospel of the Earth : A Call for Renewing Nature, Spirit, and Politics. By Tom Hayden. Introduction by Thomas Berry. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996. Pages ix-xv.
  • “The Meadow.” In Cathedrals of the Spirit. Ed. T.C. McLuhan. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1996. Pages 220-221.
  • Meditations With Animals: A Native American Bestiary. Gerald Hausman. Foreword by Thomas Berry. Bear & Co Publishers, 1986.
  • Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen. Gabriele Uhlein. Foreword by Thomas Berry. Bear & Co Publishers, 1984.
  • “Moments of Grace.” In The Breathing Cathedral by Marthe Heyneman. Foreword by Thomas Berry. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books,1993. Pages xiii-xviii.
  • “A New Jurisprudence”. Foreword to Cormac Cullinan, Wild Law. Claremont: Siberlink 2002.Second edition 2004.
  • “The New Story.” In Teilhard Studies, No. 1. Chambersburg, PA: Anima Books, 1978; also in The Dream of the Earth. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1988, 2006; in Worldviews, Religion, and the Environment. A Global Anthology. Ed. Richard C. Foltz, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2002.
  • “On the Historical Mission of Our Times.” In Macroshift: Navigating the Transformation to a Sustainable World. By Ervin Laszlo. Official Report of the Club of Budapest. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2001.
  • “Our Future on Earth: Where Do We Go From Here?” Thomas Berry and the New Cosmology. Ed. Anne Lonergan and Caroline Richard. Mystic Court, CT: Twenty-third Publications, 1987. Pages 103-106.
  • “Perspectives on Creativity: Openness to a Free Future.” In Whither Creativity, Freedom, Suffering. Proceedings of the Theology Institute of Villanova University. Villanova Press, 1981. Pages 1-14.
  • The Piracy of America: Profiteering in the Public Domain. Ed. Judith Scherff. Foreword by Thomas Berry. Clarity Press, 1998. Pages 1-3.
  • “The Problem of Moral Evil and Guilt in Early Buddhism.” In Moral Evil Under Challenge. Ed. Johannes B. Metz. Herder and Herder, 1970. Pages 126-133. Also published in Spanish, Italian, Dutch, French and German.
  • Religion, Life, and Art in Hinayana Buddhism. Santosh N. Desai. Foreword by Thomas Berry. Asia Research Service. May16,1983.
  • Re-inhabiting the Earth: Biblical Perspectives and Eco-Spiritual Reflections. By Mary Lou Van Rossum. Introduction by Thomas Berry. Triumph Publishers, 1994.
  • “The Role of Religions in the 21st Century.” In The Community of Religions: Voices and Images From the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Pages 182-188. Eds. Wayne Teasdale and George Cairns. New York: Continuum Publishing Company, 1996.
  • Soulcraft: Crossing Into Mysteries of Nature and Psyche. By Bill Plotkin. Foreword by Thomas Berry. New World Library. September 2003.
  • “The Spirit of the Earth.” Liberating Life: Contemporary Approaches to Ecological Theology. Ed. William Birch, William Eakin, and Jay B. McDaniel. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1990. Pages 151-158.
  • “The Spiritual Forms of the Oriental Civilizations.” In Approaches to Oriental Civilizations. Ed. Wm. Theodore de Bary. New York: Columbia University Press, 1964. Pages 5-33.
  • “The Story and the Dream: The Next Stage in the Evolutionary Epic.” In James Miller, ed. The Epic of Evolution: Dialogue between Science and Religion. Pearson/ Prentice-Hall, 2004. Pages 209-217.
  • The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game. By Paul Shepard, George Sessions, and others. Introduction by Thomas Berry. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1995.
  • A Theology of the Earth: The Contributions of Thomas Berry and Bernard Lonergan by Anne Marie Dalton. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1999. Number 10 of Religions and Beliefs Series. Foreword by Thomas Berry. Pages v-viii.
  • “Thomas Berry.” Listening to the Land. Conversations About Nature, Culture, and Eros. Ed. Derrick Jensen. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books,1995. Pages 35-43.
  • To Honor the Earth: Reflections on Living in Harmony With Nature. Dorothy Maclean and Kathleen Thormod Carr. Foreword by Thomas Berry. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1991. Pages vii-ix.
  • Transformation Learning: Education Vista for the 21st Century. Edmund O’Sullivan. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. Foreword by Thomas Berry. Pages xi-xv.
  • “Twelve Principles for Understanding the Universe.” In Evening Thoughts. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2006.
  • “The Universe, the University, and the Ecozoic Age.” Doors of Understanding: Conversations in Global Spirituality in Honor of Ewert Cousins. Ed. Steven Chase. Quincy, Illinois: Franciscan Press, 1997. Pages 79-96.
  • “The Universe Story; Its Religious Significance.” In The Greening of America: God, Environment and the Good Life. Eds. John E, Carroll and Paul Brockelman. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1997. Pages 208-218.
  • “The Viable Human.” Deep Ecology for the Twenty-first Century. Ed. George Sessions. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1995. Pages 8-18.
  • The Voice of the Infinite in the Small: Revisioning the Insect-Human Connection. Introduction by Thomas Berry. Ed. Joanne Elizabeth Lauck and Brian Crissey. Mill Spring, NC: Blue Water Publishers, 1998. Pages xix-xxii.
  • What Does It Mean To Be Human? Respect for Life Reaffirmed by Responses From Around the World. Ed. Frederick Franck. Circumstantial Productions, Publishing in Cooperation with the UNESCO Institute for Education, 1998. Pages 50-56.

Translations of Thomas Berry’s Work

  • Education in a Multi-Cultural World. Tr. into Arabic for Al-Mu-allim Al-Arabi, monthly review of the Syrian Ministry of Education. September 1958. It “appealed to Arabic readers.”
  • The Spiritual Forms of Oriental Civilizations in Approaches to Oriental Civilizations, ed. William T.deBary. New York: Columbia University Press, 1964. Pages 5-33. Into Italian for Vita Morcastro, 1977.
  • Moral Evil Under Challenge: The Problem of Moral Evil and Guilt in Early Buddhism. Ed. Johannes B. Metz. Herder and Herder, 1970. Pages 126-133. Also published in Concilium: Theology in the Age of Renewal 6.6 (June 1970). Also published in Spanish, Italian, Dutch, French, and German as below:
  • El problema del mal moral y de la Culpa en el budismo primativo
  • Il problema del male morale e della colpa nel buddismo primativo
  • Het probleem van het morele kwaad en de schuld in het vroege boeddesme
  • Le probleme du mal moral et de la culpabilité dans le bouddisme primatif
  • Dans Problem der moralischen entscheidung (der sittlich Boesen uso der Schuld in frülen Buddhisme)
  • O sonho da terra. Traduzâo Ephraim Ferrereira Alves. Sierra Club Books 1990. Also Petrapolis: Vozes 1991. (Portuguese translation of The Dream of the Earth.)
  • Le rêve de la terre. In Initiation Nombre deux (Janvier 1990):40-48. Membre de l’Association des revue Scientifique et Culturelles. Ed. Léonard Appel, 92 Montagne de Saint-Job, 1180 Bruxelles.
  • Reconciliación con la Tierra: La Nueva Teología Ecológica. Derechos reservados para todos los países del habla hispana. Tr. Elena Olivos. Thomas Berry, C.P., en diálogo con Thomas Clarke, S.J. Twenty-third Publications: Mystic, CN. 1991. Eds. Stephen Dunn, O.P. y Anne Lonergan. Santiago, Chile: Cuatros Vientas, 1997.
  • La Sabiduria de la Cruz y su relaçion con la Sabiduria del universo. Tr. Susana Cinto, C.P. In Stairos Teologica de la Cruz. Año 1991. Primer semestre. No. 25. Pages 5-14.
  • El misero della croce valla pacificazione tru le etnie, le culture. ed el creation. Terzo Congresso Internazionale “La Sapienza della croce.” 1994. Third centenary of the death of St. Paul of the Cross 1694-1994.
  • The New Creation Story. German tr. Geseko von Lüpke. September 10, 1997. Eds. Hans-Sauer Stiftung/Monika Sauer. Deisonhofen D-8241. 1997.
  • Women Religious as the Voice of the Earth: The Collected Thoughts of Thomas Berry. The Council of General Superiors of Women’s Religious Orders. Rome, Italy. 1997. In 6 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian?).
  • An Ecologically Sensitive Spirituality. Italian translation by Stefano Pansarasa et al. For AAM Terra Nuova “the most popular and reliable in the field of ecological practice, deep ecology. and bioregionalism. They accepted to publish it.” Notice in Gaia newsletter comunicazione ecologista. Documenti N. 4, 1997.
  • Die Autobiographie des Universum (The Dream of the Earth). Tr. Konrad von Dietzfelbinger. Ausgabe Eugen Diederichs Verlag. München 1999.
  • Die neue Schöpfungsgeschichte von Thomas Berry. In Kooperation mit der Evolution: das kreative zusammel0rspiel von Mensch und Kosmos. Herausgegeben von Minka Sauer-Sachtleben. Redaktion Geseko von Lüpke. Ein Projekt der Hans-Sauer-Stiftung. Eugen Diedrichs Verlag, München, 1999. [Pages 158-178]
  • Chinese translation of What Does It Mean To Be Human? [Eds. Frederick Franck and Others, St. Martin’s Press, 2000]. Thomas Berry’s contribution, translated by Prudence Lin, appears on pages 153-158. June 2001.
  • Wir brauchen eine neue Schöpfungsgeschichte. In Gespräch mirdem kosmologen Thomas Berry. In Geseko von Lüpke’s Politik des Herzens. Arun verlag. 2003. Pages 45-53
  • The Great Work Chinese translation by Wang Zhi-he. 2006
  • In progress. Into Spanish. The Great Work and The Riverdale Papers. Oscar Carvajol. 1-253 Clark Avenue, Kichner, Ontario, Canada NeC 1Y1. 519-895-8466. carvajaladames@hotmail.com.

Audio Recordings from http://www.thomasberry.org/Biography/reflections.html

  • Advent (November 28, 1976)
  • Advent (December 5, 1976)
  • Advent (December 12, 1976)
  • Spiritual Traditions (March 4, 1979)
  • Ecology, Religion, Peace (May 18, 1980)
  • Spirituality and Ecology (November 8, 1981) (read transcript)
  • The Earth Community as the Source of Christian Unity (January 23, 1983) (read transcript)
  • Teilhard de Chardin (February 19, 1984)
  • The Epiphany (February 10, 1985)
  • 11am Service (February 16, 1986)
  • New York in History and Nature (April 10, 1988)
  • Moment of Grace — Earth Mass and Celebration of Thomas Berry’s 80th Birthday (October 2, 1994)(view photos from event)

Written Transcripts from http://www.thomasberry.org/Biography/reflections.html

  • Bioregions: The Context for Reinhabiting the Earth
  • The Earth Community as the Source of Christian Unity (January 23, 1983) (listen to audio recording)
  • The Ecological Age
  • Gaia Institute Lectures (September 28, 1985)
  • The New Story: Comments on the Origin, Identification and Transmission of Values
  • Perspectives on Creativity: Openness to a Free Future (June 1980)
  • Spirituality and Ecology (November 8, 1981) (listen to audio recording)