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Great Work: Our Way into the Future

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One of the most eminent cultural historians of our time presents the culmination of his ideas and calls for us to experience creation as a source of wonder and delight rather than a commodity for our personal use.

Thomas Berry has written and lectured extensively on technological civilization and the need for us to move from being a disrupting force on this earth to a benign presence. This transition is the Great Work of which he speaks. It is at the same time the most necessary and most ennobling work we will ever undertake. Berry's message is not one of doom but of hope. He calls upon all aspects of society to remember their function, particularly the universities and other educational institutions whose role is to guide students into an appreciation rather than an exploitation of the world around them. Berry is the leading spokesperson for the Earth, and his profound ecological insight at this determining moment in history illuminates the path we need to take in the realms of ethics, politics, economics, and education if both we and the planet are to survive.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-234) and index.

About the Author

Thomas Berry founded the History of Religions Program at Fordham University and the Riverdale Center of Religious Research. He has served as president of the American Teilhard de Chardin Association, and won a Lannan Foundation Award for The Dream of the Earth. Together with the scientist Brian Swimme, he wrote The Universe Story: A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos. He lives in the hill country of the Southern Appalachians.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780609605257
Subtitle:
Our Way Into the Future
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Christian biography
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Future Studies
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Deep ecology
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Publication Date:
c1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xi, 241 p.
Dimensions:
8.62x5.73x.93 in. .89 lbs.

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