The Great Work: Our Way into the Future
Thomas Berry is one of the most eminent cultural historians of our time. Here he presents the culmination of his ideas and urges us to move from being a disrupting force on the Earth to a benign presence. This transition is the Great Work -- the most necessary and most ennobling work we will ever undertake. Berry's message is not one of doom but of hope. He reminds society of its 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 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.
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Review: The Great Work: Our Way into the FutureUser Review - Erik Akre - Goodreads
Thomas Berry is noble and profound. This book is dead-serious, yet full of hope and compassionate wisdom. It sets out the 21st century human task with eloquence, and pulling no punches. Humanity needs ... Read full review
Review: The Great Work: Our Way into the FutureUser Review - Samantha - Goodreads
Ecological, spiritual, and moving. Found so many great quotes I need to be reminded of daily to consider every being as a precious creation--human and non-human! Read full review
Q THE CORPORATION STORY
I2 THE EXTRACTIVE ECONOMY
I5 Q THE PETROLEUM INTERVAL
I4 Q REINVENTING THE HUMAN
I5 THE DYNAMICS OF THE FUTURE
I6 Q THE FOURFOLD VVISDOM
MOMENTS 01 GRACE
IO THE NEW POLITICAL ALIGNMENT