Encountering a mystic garden: Trinitarian spirituality and Thomas Berry's cosmology

Full Title
Encountering a mystic garden: Trinitarian spirituality and Thomas Berry's cosmology
Author
Linda M Gregg
Abstract
The scientific understanding of contemporary cosmology and the reality of climate change places the human in a new context. This has implications for the practice of the Christian faith. In my ministry persons coming to me are struggling to re-contextualize their faith in these realities. In this thesis I use the cosmology of Thomas Berry who links the three governing principles of the universe (differentiation, autopoiesis and communion) to the Trinity, then develop evolutionary and Trinitarian theology, applying it to my development of the integral program of Village Earth. The participant's experiences provide the qualitative research component of my study.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Ellen M Leonard
Language
English
Date
2010