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The Great Work: Our Way into the Future
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harmony Books
Publication date December 1, 1999
Pages 241
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780609605257
ISBN-10 0609605259
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $23.00
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Summary
A cultural historian synthesizes his own work in the areas of religious history and cultural studies to argue for creating a new path for ecological and cultural survival. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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1 edition from Harmony Books (December 1, 1999)
9780609605257 | details & prices | 241 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $23.00
About: A cultural historian synthesizes his own work in the areas of religious history and cultural studies to argue for creating a new path for ecological and cultural survival
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Broadway Books (November 1, 2000)
9780609804995 | details & prices | 4.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.99
About: A cultural historian synthesizes his own work in the areas of religious history and cultural studies to argue for creating a new path for ecological and cultural survival.

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