Author: <span class="vcard">Ayaz Joseph Newland</span>

Sacred Earth: A Global Cosmology for our Time III

Part 3: Institutions, Planetary Rights, Mystical Economics Part 3: Institutions, Planetary Rights, Mystical Economics Ashok: Father Thomas, when you distinguish it from religion as an institution, you point out that religion has been failing and science is not the problem— instead, science needs to play a role. In a cosmological spirituality where we experience universal…

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Sacred Earth: A Global Cosmology for Our Time II

Part 2: Wonder, Interconnectivity, A New Universe Story Part 2: Wonder, Interconnectivity, A New Universe Story Ashok: A child’s intimacy with nature, which you mention, brings out what is so fundamental in the emerging cosmology— that is, the interconnectivity, the communion of all that is in the universe. I know that your work has brought…

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Sacred Earth: A Global Cosmology for our Time I

This discussion with the cultural historian Thomas Berry about his cosmological and geologian worldview with philosophy professor Ashok Gangadean was originally published in a slightly longer form in Elixir: A Journal of Consciousness and Conscience no. 2 (Spring 2007). For background on Thomas Berry and his contribution to a New Story about the cosmos, see…

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Thomas Berry, A Profile

From his academic beginning as a historian of world cultures and religions, Thomas Berry grew into a historian of the Earth and its evolutionary processes. He saw himself not as a theologian but as a “geologian.” Berry began his career as a historian of Western intellectual history. His thesis at Catholic University on Giambattista Vico’s…

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