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The Worldview of Thomas Berry: The Flourishing of the Earth Community, Yale University

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Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was a historian of world religions and an early voice awakening moral sensibilities to the environmental crisis. He is known for articulating a “new story” of the universe that explores the implications of the evolutionary sciences and cultural traditions for creating a flourishing future. This course investigates Berry’s life and thought in relation to the Journey of the Universe project. It draws on his books, articles, and recorded lectures to examine such ideas as: the New Story, the Great Work, and the emerging Ecozoic era. The course explores Berry’s insights into cosmology as a context for locating the human in a dynamic unfolding universe and thus participating in the creative work of our times. In particular, we will examine Berry’s reflections on renewal and reform in the areas of ecology, economics, education, spirituality, and the arts. Course Rationale: Thomas Berry was an original, creative, and comprehensive thinker, especially regarding the critical nature of our global environmental crisis. His intellectual importance resides in his response to the ecological crisis by bringing together the humanities and science in an evolutionary narrative. In addition, he articulated the need for the moral participation of the world religions in addressing environmental issues. He came to this realization largely through his study of cosmologies embedded within religious traditions. Sensing the significance of these stories as “functional cosmologies” he explored the widespread influence that these stories transmitted through a tradition, for example, in rituals, ethics, and subsistence practices....

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por HK

Nov 27, 2016

It's beautiful! I've never described any coursera courses this way. This lecture guides us widen and enhanced world around us. I believe it make us becoming better beings. Thank you!

por TA

Sep 29, 2017

This course will give new insight, grand thought concerning everything, the all things exist in the universe, to you. I want you to have these things as I have.

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por Annabella Roig

Nov 20, 2018

Love love this work. I am just getting to know the work of Thomas Berry and how edgy these thoughts were some 20 years ago. thank you for introducing this seminal work and allowing for an understanding of context . i also appreicate learning about how we are more the same , than different, across our different "spiritualities" Thank you.

por mansi gupta

Jul 02, 2018

it is superb

por Великодный Александр Иванович

May 21, 2018

It is one of the best courses I have ever studied!

por Климова Алла Игоревна

May 21, 2018

A very good course!

por Fernando Bogado

Mar 19, 2018

A transformational course, a spiritual journey. -

por Tun Lin Aung

Sep 29, 2017

This course will give new insight, grand thought concerning everything, the all things exist in the universe, to you. I want you to have these things as I have.

por Deleted Account

Sep 27, 2017

What a great person Thomas Berry was!

por Silvia Di Blasio

Aug 30, 2017

This was an eye opener and an amazing and inspiring experience for me. I couldn't wait to watch the videos and read the portions of the books, downloaded all the transcripts to read later again! I didn't know anything about Thomas Berry and had a sort of skepticism towards a catholic priest approach to environmentalism. But I was blown away by his amazing vision and open mind. I loved that the course is respectful of religious (and non religious) views. Thomas Berry simple but transformational experience in the meadow and his love and understanding of nature and nature's rights completely transformed my own thinking and approach to the Great Work ahead for each one of us. Just before completing the course I attended an Art of Mentoring experience and between these two, they sealed my commitment to the Great Work. Thank you!

por Kevin Keane

Aug 14, 2017

It is not so academic as I thought. Thomas Berry is an extraordinary scholar undoubtedly, but the lectures put too much personal affection onto Thomas Berry, which makes me uncomfortable.

por Julian Patrick Pigott

Jul 07, 2017

Loved learning about Thomas Berry's amazing writing and the 'Great Work'.