Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

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In his latest work, the noted Latin American theologian Leonardo Boff extends the intuitions of liberation theology, showing how they contribute to answering urgent questions of poverty and ecological degradation. If faith fails to appreciate the ecological paradigm, Boff argues, it only adds to the crisis and begs for reform. Focusing on the threatened Amazon of his native Brazil, Boff traces the economic and metaphysical ties that bind the fate of the rain forests with the fate of the Indians and poor of the ...
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In his latest work, the noted Latin American theologian Leonardo Boff extends the intuitions of liberation theology, showing how they contribute to answering urgent questions of poverty and ecological degradation. If faith fails to appreciate the ecological paradigm, Boff argues, it only adds to the crisis and begs for reform. Focusing on the threatened Amazon of his native Brazil, Boff traces the economic and metaphysical ties that bind the fate of the rain forests with the fate of the Indians and poor of the land. He shows how liberation theology must join with ecology in reclaiming the dignity of the earth and our sense of a common community. To illustrate to possibilities, Boff turns to resources in Christian spirituality, ancient and modern, including cosmic Christology and the vision of St. Francis of Assisi.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781570751363
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Series: Ecology and Justice Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The Ecological Era: The Return to Earth as Our Homeland 1
2 An Ecological View of the Cosmo: Our Contemporary Story 35
3 The Ecological Crisis: The Loss of Connectedness 63
4 All the Capital Sins against Ecology: The Amazon 86
5 Liberation Theology and Ecology: Rivals or Partners? 104
6 Reclaiming the Dignity of Earth 115
7 All in God, God in All: The Theosphere 140
8 "The Spirit Is Sleeping in the Rock": It Dwells in the Cosmos 158
9 "Split a Piece of Wood ... and I Am There": The Cosmic Christ 174
10 Eco-Spirituality: Feeling, Loving, and Thinking as Earth 187
11 All the Cardinal Ecological Virtues: St. Francis of Assisi 203
Notes 221
Index 239
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