Thomas Berry / New Cosmologist

Thomas Berry Photo courtesy Bullfrog Films
"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."

Thomas Berry is a priest, a scholar of Asian and indigenous spiritual traditions, a cultural historian, and a teacher currently living in the southern Appalachians. He is one of the key visionaries teaching about the possibilities for this historic moment as catalyzed by the new cosmology.
                 
—Sarah Ruth van Gelder
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