Beatrice Bruteau, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the integrated study of science, mathematics, philosophy, and religion. With a background in Vedanta and Catholic Christianity, as well as the natural sciences, she has 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 offers 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.
Bruteau is cofounder of Schola Contemplationis, an international network of contemplatives, headquartered in Pfafftown, North Carolina. She participated in the foundation of the American Teilhard de Chardin Association, and founded the Teilhard Research Institute at Fordham University. Bruteau has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. She has authored Radical Optimism, The Easter Mysteries, and What We Can Learn from the East.
Currently living in the small community of Pfafftown, just east of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dr. Bruteau edits the quarterly journal American Vedantist and oversees two Christian contemplative orders.