The first biography on Thomas Berry, published in spring 2019, is now available from Columbia University Press. The book was written by Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Andrew Angyal. The book has been released just prior to the 10th anniversary of Thomas Berry’s death on June 1, 2019. Information on the book and how to pre-order it at a 30% discount is available here.
Berry was one of the 20thcentury’s most important thinkers. He had encyclopedic knowledge which he synthesized in books such as The Dream of the Earth and The Great Work. His works were intellectually profound, inspiring, and evocative. Anne Marie Dalton termed the latter characteristic poesis. His presentations, written work, and conversations changed the lives of many people and gave rise to a historic movement that is continuing.
Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim teach at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale Divinity School where they direct the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology. They worked closely with Thomas Berry for over thirty years as his students, editors, and literary executors, and are the managing trustees of the Thomas Berry Foundation.
Andrew Angyal is professor emeritus of English and environmental studies at Elon University.