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Thomas Berry - The Great Story


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 49 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2002
Available in French: No

As a pioneer in the field of spirituality and ecology, Thomas Berry has created a quiet revolution. He is a monk, a cultural historian, an author, a teacher, and a mystic. The film opens displaying the beauty of the natural world as Berry unfolds the story of creation. He sees his life work as waking us up to that sacred story. He calls us "mad" for the way we are despoiling our home, our planet, its beauty, and its living systems. He is a force that reminds us that we are living through the greatest extinction spasm of the past 65 million years. We are the ones responsible. Berry urges us to change our ways. At the heart of the film is Berry's experience of the universe as a cosmic liturgy. He reminds us that "we are not a collection of objects but a communion of subjects."