Liberating Faith: Religious Voices for Justice, Peace, and Ecological Wisdom

Liberating Faith: Religious Voices for Justice, Peace, and Ecological Wisdom

by Roger S. Gottlieb
     
 

This sweeping new anthology shows how religion has joined with and learned from movements for social justice, peace, and ecological wisdom. Liberating Faith surveys the entire range of religious social activism: from liberation theology and feminist religion to ecotheology and peace activism.See more details below

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This sweeping new anthology shows how religion has joined with and learned from movements for social justice, peace, and ecological wisdom. Liberating Faith surveys the entire range of religious social activism: from liberation theology and feminist religion to ecotheology and peace activism.

Editorial Reviews

Howard Zinn
Roger Gottlieb has done us all an enormous service by bringing together in this volume the words of the most inspiring and insightful thinkers of our time, from all over the world. We learn here, in passage after passage of surpassing eloquence, that political activism on behalf of peace and justice cannot live and grow unless suffused with spiritual powers. I hope this book will be widely read in classrooms all over the country, because it is a needed corrective for politics without heart, and religion without justice.
Kwok Pui-lan
A must-read for those who want to rejuvenate their spirit, fire their religious imagination, and live interdependently with earth.
David Landis Barnhill
Roger Gottlieb has gathered for us voices that bring together passion for justice, reverence for nature, religious depth, and a commitment to act. They sharpen our vision of what is and what could be. They speak with the peace and perserverance that arises from spiritually rooted political engagement. These are voices we dearly need. Listen.
Daniel Berrigan
Roger Gottlieb offers a splendid anthology of sanctity and hope. Religious and secular voices, in the best tradition of each, speak up, loud and clear. The sum is a synthesis of enlightened, courageous idealism. In a dark time, gratitude befits.
James A. Nash
The first word that came to mind was, very simply: exciting! This is the kind of collection for which many of us have yearned: ethically strong and substantive selections rooted in religious vision and devoted to social and environmental transformation. The readings reflect the breadth and depth of the editor's learning and moral commitments. This book will be a boon for the classroom and for religious leaders of all kinds. These readings can do more than inform; they have the power to inspire and enlightened activism in the quest for social justice and ecological integrity.
Larry Rasmussen
This volume could hardly be more timely! It appears just as new alliances of religious progressives are most needed. For discouraged progressives of all persuasions, it is an inspiring and instructive reminder of what has gone before, with remarkable achievement along the way. And for those who don't know the deep running streams of progressive religion, it is a vital education at the right time.
Free Associations
A powerfully inspiring interfaith overview of social change perspectives.
Religious Studies Review
What a treasure-trove Liberating Faith is. Reading it is both intellectually enriching and spiritually nourishing. It offers an alternative to 'repressive fundamentalism' and 'spiritless secularism.' Truly, it is a rich resource for the seasoned social activist and beginner alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742525344
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 10.22(h) x 1.68(d)

What People are saying about this

Kwok Pui-lan
A must-read for those who want to rejuvenate their spirit, fire their religious imagination, and live interdependently with earth.
James A. Nash
The first word that came to mind was, very simply: exciting! This is the kind of collection for which many of us have yearned: ethically strong and substantive selections rooted in religious vision and devoted to social and environmental transformation. The readings reflect the breadth and depth of the editor's learning and moral commitments. This book will be a boon for the classroom and for religious leaders of all kinds. These readings can do more than inform; they have the power to inspire and enlightened activism in the quest for social justice and ecological integrity.
David Landis Barnhill
Roger Gottlieb has gathered for us voices that bring together passion for justice, reverence for nature, religious depth, and a commitment to act. They sharpen our vision of what is and what could be. They speak with the peace and perserverance that arises from spiritually rooted political engagement. These are voices we dearly need. Listen.
Daniel Berrigan
Roger Gottlieb offers a splendid anthology of sanctity and hope. Religious and secular voices, in the best tradition of each, speak up, loud and clear. The sum is a synthesis of enlightened, courageous idealism. In a dark time, gratitude befits.
Howard Zinn
Roger Gottlieb has done us all an enormous service by bringing together in this volume the words of the most inspiring and insightful thinkers of our time, from all over the world. We learn here, in passage after passage of surpassing eloquence, that political activism on behalf of peace and justice cannot live and grow unless suffused with spiritual powers. I hope this book will be widely read in classrooms all over the country, because it is a needed corrective for politics without heart, and religion without justice.

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