Beatruce Bruteau quietly departed this earth plane on November 16, 2014, at the age of 84. Here is a tribute to her from Cynthia Bourgeault.
Beatrice Bruteau was a pioneer in the integrated study of science, mathematics, philosophy, religion, and interspirituality. With a background in Vedanta and Catholic Christianity, as well as the natural sciences, she developed a broad, inclusive vision of human reality in its cosmic and social contexts. Analyzing the systemic and metaphysical roots of our social inequities, she offered an alternative worldview, featuring the incomparable value of each person and the community dynamics of mutual respect and care that follow from that view. This theme is developed as global spirituality, not limited to any particular religious tradition but accessible in direct human terms common to all.
Dr. Bruteau was the founder of Schola Contemplatonis, a network of contemplatives. She published twelve books and more than one hundred articles. Her essays appeared in journals such as International Philosophical Quarterly,Cross Currents, and Cistercian Studies.
- Insights into the radical teachings of Jesus
- Appreciation for the mysterious in our relationship with God
- Sensitivity to the positive points of contact between all religions