“Here we might observe that the basic mood of the future might well be one of confidence in the continuing revelation that takes place in and through the Earth. 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 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, “The New Story,” in The Dream of the Earth, p.137.
“Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times”
(Yale University Online Classes, Open to the Public!)
In the fall of 2016, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will offer four six-week online courses. These will be featured as a specialization under the theme of "Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times." This will include two courses on Journey of the Universe, a course on the Worldview of Thomas Berry, and an integrating capstone on Living Cosmology. Each of these courses can be taken independently. Learn more here.