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Berry, Thomas. Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as Sacred Community. Sierra Club Books, 2006.

____________. The Dream of the Earth. Sierra Club Books, 1988.

____________. The Great Work: Our Way into the Future. Harmony/Bell Tower, 2000.

____________. The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality and Religion in the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Mary Evelyn Tucker. Columbia University Press, 2009.

____________, with Brian Swimme. The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era--A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos. Harper SanFrancisco, 1994.

Bruteau, Beatrice. God's Ecstasy: The Creation of a Self-Creating World. Crossroad, 1997.

de Chardin, Teilhard. Christianity and Evolution. Harcourt Harvest Book, 2000.

_______________. Hymn of the Universe. Harper Colophon, 1969.

_______________. The Divine Milieu. Harper Perennial Classics, 2001.

______________. The Human Phenomenon. Sussex Academic Press, 2003.

Cohen, Andrew. Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening. SelectBooks, Inc., 2011.

Crosby, Michael H., Repair My House, Orbis, 2012.

Delio, Ilia. Christ in Evolution. Orbis, 2008.

_____________. The Emergent Christ. Orbis, 2011.

Dowd, Michael. Thank God For Evolution. Plume, 2009.

Duffy, Kathleen, S.S.J., ed. Rediscovering Teilhard's Fire. Saint Joseph's University Press, 2010.

Edwards, Denis. Jesus and the Cosmos. Paulist Press, 1991.

____________. Made From Stardust. Collins Dove, 1992.

____________. God of Evolution: A Trinitarian Theology. Paulist Press, 1999

Haught, John F. Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life. Westminster/John Knox Press, 2010.

McFague, Sallie. The Body of God: An Ecological Theology. Augsburg Fortress, 1993
Brian Swimme. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story. Orbis Books, 1996.

___________. The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story. Bear & Company, 2001.

___________ & Mary Evelyn Tucker. Journey of the Universe. Yale University Press, 2011.

Children's Books

Decristofano, Carolyn Cinami. Big Bang: The Tongue-Tickling Tale of a Speck That Became Spectacular. Charlesbridge, 2005. Read aloud, ages six to eight; read yourself, ages eight and up.

Liebes, Sidney, Elisabet Sahtouris, and Brian Swimme. A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us -- the Evolution of Life on Earth. John Wiley and Sons, 1998. read by yourself, ages twelve and up.

Maddern, Eric. Earth Story. Frances Lincoln, 1998. read aloud, ages four to six; read by yourself, ages seven to ten.

Morgan, Jennifer. Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story. Dawn Publications, 2002.

_____________. From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth's Story. Dawn Publications, 2003.
_____________. Mammals Who Morph: The Universe Tells our Evolution Story. Dawn Publications, 2006. The books by Morgan are to be read aloud, ages six to eight; read by yourself, ages nine and up.

Bruteau, Beatrice. "Eucharistic Ecology and Ecological Spirituality". Cross Currents, Winter90-91, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p499, 16p.
Cohen, Andrew & Ken Wilber, "The Second Face of God". EnlightenNext. Issue 45, 2009.

Swimme, Brian. "The Powers of the Universe". EnlightenNext. Issue 47, 2011.


Rohr, Richard. Christ, Cosmology and Consciousness: A Reframing of How We See. DVD/CD

___________. A New Cosmology: Nature as the First Bible. CD/MP3

___________. The Cosmic Christ. CD/MP3

Swimme, Brian & Mary Evelyn Tucker.  Journey of the Universe   DVD. 2011.

Online Richard Rohr's Center for Action and Contemplation. American Teilhard Association. Brian Swimme's Center for the Story of the Universe. Web site of Thomas Berry resources. Michael Dowd's Evolutionary Christianity.

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 Council of the Baptized Open Forum, January 9, 2018


The Council of the Baptized will be using the Open Forum time on Tuesday, January 9, to plan its 2018 focus.   You are welcome to join us or to email us your ideas at

Our meeting is as usual at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling, St. Paul, at 7:00 p.m. 

 Deacon Trish Vanni to speak at Spirit of St. Stephen's Catholic Community

 On Monday, Jan. 29th at 7 p.m., Spirit of St. Stephen's Catholic Community (2201 First Ave S, Minneapolis) is excited to host Deacon Patricia Sullivan Vanni, MDiv, PhD, to give a talk entitled "Being the Church Together: The breakthroughs of Vatican II -- and beyond." Ecumenical Catholic Communion Deacon Vanni is a theologian who has explored how prayer and church teaching have shaped the self-understanding of the laity. She has spoken on the local and national level and has written extensively on the Sacraments.


Join us as we explore the evolution of our understanding of what it means to be the Church. Through storytelling and teaching, we will explore the critical changes that shaped us before, during and after the Second Vatican Council. These themes continue to call us, through the Holy Spirit, to live as the Body of Christ. All are welcome.


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