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For starters, a reading list

NCR Staff

In a field as new and immense as Thomas Berry’s new cosmology and eco-spirituality, where to begin?

Sisters of Earth member Jane Blewett of Earthcommunity Center in Laurel, Md. (jblewett@juno.com), suggests as a starter reading list:

Earth Spirit, a Handbook for Nurturing an Ecological Christianity, Michael Dowd, 23rd Publications.

The Dream of the Earth, Thomas Berry, Sierra Club Books, 1988.

The Universe Story, Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry, HarperSan Francisco, 1992.

The Promise of Nature: Ecology and Cosmic Purpose, John F. Haught, Paulist Press, 1993.

Gaia and God: an Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing, Rosemary Radford Ruether, HarperSan Francisco, 1992.

The Immense Journey, Loren Eiseley, Vintage, 1946.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Writings, by Ursula King, Orbis, 1999.

For an entire list of book and tape titles, contact Lou Niznik, Earth Communications, at Earthcom@juno.com

National Catholic Reporter, July 30, 1999