Thomas Berry Quote

We find ourselves ethically destitute just when, for the first time, we are faced with ultimacy, the irreversible closing down of the earth's functioning in its major life systems. Our ethical traditions know how to deal with suicide, homicide and even genocide, but these traditions collapse entirely when confronted with biocide, the killing of the life systems of the earth, and geocide, the devastation of the earth itself.


The Great Work: Our Way into the Future (ed. Crown, 2011) - ISBN: 9780307434197

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We find ourselves ethically destitute just when, for the first time, we are faced with ultimacy, the irreversible closing down of the earth's...

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We find ourselves ethically destitute just when, for the first time, we are faced with ultimacy, the irreversible closing down of the earth's...

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We find ourselves ethically destitute just when, for the first time, we are faced with ultimacy, the irreversible closing down of the earth's...

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We find ourselves ethically destitute just when, for the first time, we are faced with ultimacy, the irreversible closing down of the earth's...