Sacred Longings / Edition 1

Sacred Longings / Edition 1

by Mary C. Grey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800636473

ISBN-13: 9780800636470

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Noted theologian Mary Grey believes we have gotten out of touch with our deepest desires and that this has caused us to acquiesce in global capitalism's most problematic characteristics. Story and symbol, she argues, can put us back in touch with our ''sacred longings.'' Focusing on such simple yet profound symbols as water, light, and sacred space, she tries to…  See more details below

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Noted theologian Mary Grey believes we have gotten out of touch with our deepest desires and that this has caused us to acquiesce in global capitalism's most problematic characteristics. Story and symbol, she argues, can put us back in touch with our ''sacred longings.'' Focusing on such simple yet profound symbols as water, light, and sacred space, she tries to re-instill a spiritual quest. In the end, she envisions spirituality - a kind of ecomystical renewal - as an element in the transformation of desire, lived out in Christian community.

Part One examines how our culture has lost heart; Part Two analyzes our restless hearts; Part Three asks us to take heart and rekindle our thirst for righteousness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800636470
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. 1Losing Heart1
1A Globalized Culture: The End of Vision?3
2Women, Wilderness, Water: The End of Liberation?22
3Split at the Roots: The End of Theology?47
Pt. 2Restless Heart67
4From Kenosis to Flourishing: A Task for Theology69
5'Becoming a Watered Garden': A Sacramental Poetics85
Pt. 3Taking Heart101
6Spirit and the Re-education of Our Longing103
7Ecofeminist Theology: Challenge and Inspiration121
8The Practice of Ecomysticism149
9Gandhi and Speaking Truth from the Heart172
10The Recovery of Desire192
Epilogue213
Further Reading217
Notes225
Index257

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