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The New Story

The New Story

Comments on the Origin, Identifcation, and Transmission of Values

by Thomas Berry

This landmark essay by Thomas Berry was published in 1978 by the American Teilhard Association. The essay begins: 

"It's all a question of story. We are in. trouble just 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 we fit into it––is not functioning properly, and we have not learned the New Story."

Find the full essay through the linked PDF to explore this seminal influence to the Journey of the Universe project.

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The New Story Lecture

A video excerpt of Thomas Berry discussing his 1978 Teilhard Studies monograph entitled "The New Story" at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia in 1984.  This is one in a series of Thomas Berry videos which were recorded by Lou Niznik and re-mastered by Wes Pascoe.  Lou's video library was donated by Jane Blewett to the Thomas Berry Foundation in 2012.  The re-mastered video series was produced by Don Smith of Calgary, Alberta with executive supervision by Mary Evelyn Tucker.

This video is from the library of Lou Niznik thanks to the generous gift of Jane Blewett. We thank Don Smith and Wes Pascoe for making it available online. We are also very grateful to Don Smith for creating the summary and discussion questions for the video.

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