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Book Talk on Thomas Berry: A Biography

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim to speak on Thomas Berry: A Biography

 Thomas Berry (1914–2009) was one of the twentieth century’s most prescient and profound thinkers. As a cultural historian, he sought a broader perspective on humanity’s relationship to the Earth in order to respond to the ecological and social challenges of our times. The first biography of Berry, this book illuminates his remarkable vision and its continuing relevance for achieving transformative social change and environmental renewal

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim teach at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the 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.

The event will take place at the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury, 1051 State Road, West Tisbury, MA on Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 PM and will be followed by discussion, refreshments and a climate bazaar featuring island conservation organizations. 

Tucker and Grim’s presentation should provide fresh and powerful perspective to help each of us find our voices as we face some of the most pressing environmental issues in human history.  

This is a book one has waited impatiently for: some of our finest environmental historians of religion telling the epic intellectual and human story of Thomas Berry. Most biographies illuminate the past, but this one helps chart the course for our future.   Bill McKibben

 This program is sponsored by the Vineyard Conservation Society and the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury.