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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

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

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 11 min), 6 readings
1 video
6 readings
Course Description10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Meet Your Instructional Team10m
Recommended Texts10m
Books of Thomas Berry10m
Additional Berry resources10m
2 hours to complete

Introduction - Thomas Berry as Cultural Historian

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 54 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
“Thomas Berry Speaks,” filmed by Marty Ostrow27m
Brian Swimme's Thomas Berry intro3m
2 readings
“Life and Thought: Introduction,” by J Grim and ME Tucker15m
Thomas Berry Website20m
2 practice exercises
Thomas Berry as a Cultural Historian10m
Introduction - Thomas Berry as Cultural Historian20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Thomas Berry’s Study of World Cultures and Religions

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 128 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 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
4 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
2 practice exercises
Thomas Berry’s Study of World Cultures and Religions10m
Thomas Berry’s Study of World Cultures and Religions20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Influence of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 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
3 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
2 practice exercises
Teilhard de Chardin in the Age of Ecology10m
Influence of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

“The New Story”

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 45 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
(Part 2) “The New Story,” by Thomas Berry21m
Differentiation, Subjectivity, and Communion4m
3 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
2 practice exercises
Thomas Berry's New Story10m
“The New Story”20m

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