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Thomas Berry: The New Story

This powerful essay from 1978 by Thomas Berry was part of the inspiration for founding NewStories in 2000.  It begins with these words:

It’s all a question of story.  We are in trouble now because we do not have a good story.  We are in between stories. The Old Story — the account of how the world came to be and how ew fit into it — is not functioning properly, and we have not learned the New Story.

First published in Teilhard Studies no 1 (winter 1978) and then compiled as “The New Story.” In Teilhard in the 21st Century:  The Emerging Spirit of the Eatth, eds. Arthur Fabel and Donald St. John, pp 77-99.  Maryknoll, NY, Orbis Books. 2003

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