This may make him sound like a scolding, doomsday prophet, but Berry is an optimistic soul, hopeful that humans will rise to the challenge of cherishing the natural world in the third millennium. "Our future destiny rests even more decisively on our capacity for intimacy in our human-Earth relations." Berry predicts. From this premise, Berry reveals why we need to adore our blessed planet, while also examining why we are culturally driven toward exploiting nature. Because Berry has a science background as well as a spiritual orientation (he is the founder of the History of Religions Program at Fordham University), he brings a balanced and fresh voice to social ecology. Even though he writes for the masses, Berry is by no means a lightweight--chapters include "Ecological Geography," "The Extractive Economy," "The Corporation Story," and "Reinventing the Human." --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A keystone book for people who want to help create a world that is in right relation to the Earth. If I had to pick one in fact, this would be it . . .Published 3 months ago by The GoodStudent
Great topics, very important, but I struggled with his writing style.
Worth a read
Thomas Berry clearly identifies the only way we can proceed in the future, if there is to be a future for earth. Read morePublished 6 months ago by James H Smith
Great price. Delivered in a reasonable amount of time. This is the frist place I look when seeking any king of book.Published 11 months ago by Elba Guida
Berry, offers a wise reminder of our need to relate to the earth in harmony and
care. This has implications for our institutions and systems, which are now destroying
the... Read more
Thomas Berry has left an important legacy in his book, The Great Work. Some Great Works of human history include the Egyptian pyramids, Hebrew monotheism, Greek humanism, Roman... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Tom R. Hulst
Berry makes his case logically, one step at a time. He left me realizing what a great work we are left with.Published on July 3, 2013 by Maureen Doyle
Thomas Berry provides a clear vision and a way forward for our existence into the future, safeguarding both Man, all other creatures, and the natural environment on the Planet in... Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Andrew Paterson