Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth / Edition 1

Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth / Edition 1

by Laurel Kearns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823227464

ISBN-13: 9780823227464

Pub. Date: 06/15/2007

Publisher: Fordham University Press


We hope-even as we doubt-that the environmental crisis can be controlled. Public awareness of our species' self-destructiveness as material beings in a material world is growing-but so is the destructiveness. The practical interventions needed for saving and restoring the earth will require a collective shift of such magnitude as to take on a spiritual and…  See more details below

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We hope-even as we doubt-that the environmental crisis can be controlled. Public awareness of our species' self-destructiveness as material beings in a material world is growing-but so is the destructiveness. The practical interventions needed for saving and restoring the earth will require a collective shift of such magnitude as to take on a spiritual and religious intensity.This transformation has in part already begun. Traditions of ecological theology and ecologically aware religious practice have been preparing the way for decades. Yet these traditions still remain marginal to society, academy, and church. With a fresh, transdisciplinary approach, Ecospirit probes the possibility of a green shift radical enough to permeate the ancient roots of our sensibility and the social sources of our practice. From new language for imagining the earth as a living ground to current constructions of nature in theology, science, and philosophy; from environmentalism's questioning of postmodern thought to a garden of green doctrines, rituals, and liturgies for contemporary religion, these original essays explore and expand our sense of how to proceed in the face of an ecological crisis that demands new thinking and acting. In the midst of planetary crisis, they activateimagination, humor, ritual, and hope.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823227464
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2007
Series:
Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia Series
Edition description:
4
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.60(d)

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