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Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Welcome to The Worldview of Thomas Berry: the Flourishing of the Earth Community

Learn what this course is about, who's teaching it, and other ways you can explore this topic. Meet and greet your peers as well! ...
Reading
1 video (Total 11 min), 6 readings
Video1 video
Reading6 readings
Course Description10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Meet Your Instructional Team10m
Recommended Texts10m
Books of Thomas Berry10m
Additional Berry resources10m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction - Thomas Berry as Cultural Historian

Mary Evelyn and John talk about their first encounters with Thomas Berry....
Reading
3 videos (Total 54 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
“Thomas Berry Speaks,” filmed by Marty Ostrow27m
Brian Swimme's Thomas Berry intro3m
Reading2 readings
“Life and Thought: Introduction,” by J Grim and ME Tucker15m
Thomas Berry Website20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Thomas Berry as a Cultural Historian10m
Introduction - Thomas Berry as Cultural Historian20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Thomas Berry’s Study of World Cultures and Religions

Thomas Berry was a scholar of Earth’s cultures; someone who inspired others to understand that the scientific story of the universe was a primary revelation, on the part with the world’s religions, and needing to be integrated with world’s cultures....
Reading
6 videos (Total 128 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
(Part 1) “The Universe and Religion” by Thomas Berry13m
(Part 2) “The Universe and Religion” by Thomas Berry11m
(Part 3) “The Universe and Religion” by Thomas Berry31m
(Part 4) “The Universe and Religion” by Thomas Berry45m
Thomas Berry, a Scholar of World Cultures3m
Reading4 readings
Forum on Religion and Ecology20m
Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community (Chapter 5)30m
Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community (Chapter 6)30m
Asian Art Highlights from Yale University Art Gallery15m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Thomas Berry’s Study of World Cultures and Religions10m
Thomas Berry’s Study of World Cultures and Religions20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Influence of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Learn how Pierre Teilhard de Chardin inspired Thomas Berry. Discover Special Relativity as a way of showing the omnipresence of the “within.”...
Reading
3 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
(Part 2) Teilhard de Chardin in an Age of Ecology,” an interview of Thomas Berry with Jane Blewett23m
Teilhard de Chardin's influence on Berry's thoughts3m
Reading3 readings
“Teilhard in the Ecological Age,” by Thomas Berry, in Teilhard in the 21st Century. Edited by Arthur Fabel and Donald St John, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 200310m
Audio: Thomas Berry on Teilhard de Chardin at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, NYC.32m
Teilhard Association Websites30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Teilhard de Chardin in the Age of Ecology10m
Influence of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

“The New Story”

Thomas Berry’s Differentiation, Subjectivity, and Communion as the overall guidance the New Story provides for humanity. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 45 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
(Part 2) “The New Story,” by Thomas Berry21m
Differentiation, Subjectivity, and Communion4m
Reading3 readings
"The New Story," by Thomas Berry, Teilhard Studies #1, Teilhard Association, Winter 1978.20m
Chapter 1 from Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community20m
Journey of the Universe website10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Thomas Berry's New Story10m
“The New Story”20m
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Top Reviews

By HKNov 27th 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!

By TASep 29th 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.

Instructors

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Mary Evelyn Tucker

Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
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John Grim

Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

About Yale University

For more than 300 years, Yale University has inspired the minds that inspire the world. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale brings people and ideas together for positive impact around the globe. A research university that focuses on students and encourages learning as an essential way of life, Yale is a place for connection, creativity, and innovation among cultures and across disciplines. ...

About the Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times Specialization

Use the links below to audit the courses at no cost: Course 1: Journey of the Universe: The Unfolding of Life Course 2: Journey of the Universe: Weaving Knowledge and Action Course 3: The Worldview of Thomas Berry: The Flourishing of the Earth Community Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times is a course series created by senior research scholars at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. The courses weave the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences together with the humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion. The courses in this Specialization draw on the Emmy-award winning film, Journey of the Universe, the book from Yale University Press, and a series of 20 interviews with scientists and environmentalists, titled Journey Conversations. Each week there will be a brief commentary by Brian Thomas Swimme, co-author of the Journey book. As part of the Specialization, we investigate the life of Thomas Berry, a historian of world religions 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....
Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times

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