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Tribute to Thomas Berry

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jun 02, 2009 12:00 AM |
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Thomas Berry, priest, scholar of Asian and indigenous spiritual traditions, and cultural historian died June 1, 2009 in his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Tribute to Thomas Berry

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He was 94 years old. Berry was a visionary who inspired many with his teachings about the new cosmology.
"If the dynamics of the Universe from the beginning shaped the course of the heavens, lighted the Sun, and formed the Earth, if this same dynamism brought forth the continents and the seas and atmosphere, if it awakened life in the primordial cell and then brought into being the unnumbered variety of living beings, and finally brought us into being and guided us safely through the turbulent centuries, there is reason to believe that this same guiding process is precisely what has awakened in us our present understanding of ourselves and our relation to this stupendous process. Sensitized to such guidance from the very structure and functioning of the Universe, we can have confidence in the future that awaits the human venture."

 

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