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

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

by Roger S. Gottlieb
     
 
Presents a collection of international writings addressing the connection between religion and a variety of movements for social and ecological justice and peace. Included are manifestoes, social critique, theological documents, prayers, biographical pieces, and journalistic accounts describing struggles ranging from early ethical teachings from a variety of

Overview

Presents a collection of international writings addressing the connection between religion and a variety of movements for social and ecological justice and peace. Included are manifestoes, social critique, theological documents, prayers, biographical pieces, and journalistic accounts describing struggles ranging from early ethical teachings from a variety of traditional religions to contemporary writings by well-known activists and authors. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Meet the Author

Roger S. Gottlieb is professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author and editor of eleven books on politics, religion, philosophy, and environmentalism.

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